When a person dies, someone has to deal with their affairs. This is called administering the estate. Bereavement is often a distressing time for all concerned and taking on this task can be a daunting prospect. Administering an estate can be a lengthy process of information gathering and paperwork, calculations and correspondence, accounts and settlements. Estate administration is not always a straightforward process and settling the financial affairs of a person who has died can be both time-consuming and complex.
This is where we have the experience and knowledge to take on this burden efficiently and sympathetically. We can offer our clients full support, advice and guidance during this difficult period and take responsibility for gathering details and administering the estate and to sort out any problems that may arise. We aim to relieve our Clients of any additional stress that may occur when someone has died. Our service includes advice on:
- How the estate can best be administered
- Establishing and discharging liabilities of the estate
- How to discharge and minimise tax liabilities
- Defending challenges to the estate from disappointed beneficiaries
- Tracing lost beneficiaries