We provide a range of additional services to cover the varied needs of an individual's circumstances. Whether it's information on Trusts or ensuring your Will is fit for purpose, we have the right people with the right knowledge and experience to offer you sound professional advice.
Due to the increasing needs for families to protect their estates and inheritances, our sister company TPB Financial Services provides financial, tax and investment planning advice. For more information click here to access their web site.
In recent years there has been a greater amount of interest in heir hunting or heir tracing, with programmes such as "Heir Hunters" and even "Who Do You Think You Are". The Probate Bureau now has a dedicated heir hunting team under the watchful eye of our Solicitor and Director Melvyn Pack.
Where no immediate Next of Kin are traceable on the death of an individual, the treasury solicitor will advertise what is called a Bona Vacantia estate which will be open to the likes of Fraser and Fraser who hunt down missing beneficiaries for a fee. One recent case we dealt with resulted in a Grant of Probate being issued within 6 months of the date of death! Melvyn Pack's report ran to some 60 pages with 37 family trees going back as long as 1793 and relatives being located as far away as Western Australia. We are proud of our team's ability to locate missing beneficiaries quickly and with minimal cost.
Please contact us if you are aware of anyone who has recently passed away with no immediate relatives to speak of and we may be able to assist.
Family disputes are on the increase. In the next 15-20 years there are going to be unprecedented levels of inherited wealth with the post-war baby boom generation looking to leave assets to their children. It is never too early to plan; and we at The Probate Bureau are only too aware of the problems that can be caused by poorly drafted Wills or absent Wills.
The cost of fighting a contested probate through the courts can amount to at least £40,000, which is why mediation has never been more appropriate.
The Probate Bureau can help with dispute mediation, settling cases outside of court as well as engaging in litigation.
House Clearance and De-Cluttering
The Probate Bureau is able to help in many cases where people need to move house and dispose of chattels. When a person is downsizing or moving into residential care, the family can find it a very onerous task, especially when family members live far away. The Probate Bureau can offer a comprehensive house clearance service to the individual moving and his or her family. Please contact us for further details.
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