How we can help
It is hardly surprising, given the complexity of administering an estate, that many people seek help, advice and information. The normal avenue would be to visit a local bank or solicitor, however, we were specifically formed to address four popular concerns regarding Probate and the legal work involved in it's administration:
- What is it?
- Do I need it?
- How much will it cost?
- How long will it take?
Solicitors who deal with Probate, Administration and obtaining a Grant of Probate (including those employed by banks) typically charge a percentage of the Deceased's estate plus an hourly rate, plus disbursements to conduct administration. Usually, they will be unable to quote you a definitive figure. Therefore how much will it cost and how long will it take will always remain open ended!
We have addressed these concerns by liaising with professionals (solicitors, accountants and financial advisors) at predetermined discounted rates whilst handling the time consuming administrative chores in office at a fixed fee or percentage. This can save considerable expense in conducting Probate and the administering an estate. It means we can help and advice you on how to handle obtaining a Grant of Probate, Grant of Representation of Letters of Administration at a much lower fee than a solicitor.
The Probate Bureau therefore can offer:
- Free advice and help (at home if required) for those wishing to handle the paperwork themselves
- A solicitor backed service without charging an hourly rate
- A set fee structure
- Discounted links to other professional services
The best advice anyone can be given is to do nothing until the situation has been fully assessed; one or two days delay will make little difference in the general scheme of things.
We can help you assess the situation at your convenience and at no initial cost to you or the estate.
In essence, we dovetail the legal and financial aspects in an ethical, professional and sensitive way.
We can ease the burden.