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Emeritus Legal are experts in Probate.

We are very aware that the passing of a spouse, partner, relative or close friend is a difficult time, particularly if you also have to deal with the deceased’s financial affairs. We will do all that we can to assist you during this distressing period.

If there is no will it is especially important that you get professional legal advice.

When a person dies without leaving a will, their property (known as the estate) must be shared out according to specific rules. These are called the rules of intestacy.

If a person dies without leaving a will is called an intestate person.

We can help you through the process and advise you as appropriate. We want you to be fully aware what your obligations and duties, and how best we can assist you in fulfilling them. It is also important to understand the likely time scales involved in dealing with an estate, so that you and the beneficiaries have clear expectations as to how long it may take for each stage to be completed.

If someone has died with or without a Will we will steer you through this distressing time.

We Can Help You During This Distressing time

What Happens If There Is No Will?

There is no guarantee that the people you love will be provided for after your death unless you make a will. The UK government has a strict process for those who die intestate – without a will.

An administrator is appointed by the government to deal with the estate. Your next of kin – husband, wife, civil partner, or child – can apply to be the administrator by seeking a grant of representation. If allowed, they have to fill in an inheritance tax form and value your estate.

They have to inform your bank or mortgage company, pay off debts, and distribute the estate. Then, accounts have to be prepared and signed by the beneficiaries.

It can be a difficult, distressing, and lengthy process at an already difficult time.

For expert legal advice at this distressing time please email me using our contact page

Rhys Lloyd Thomas,

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