Expertise In Wills, Trusts & Probate Since 1860

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Probate Solicitors In Liverpool City Centre - Fixed Fees

Louise Nelson has been helping clients with probate matters for 39 years. The benefits of instructing a highly-experienced local probate solicitor include:

  • She will save you a great deal of time. Obtaining probate from the court involves a lot of paperwork. Assets can only be sold once probate has been obtained.

  • She will calculate and advise on Inheritance Tax matters.

  • She will complete the necessary Inland Revenue forms.

  • She can obtain a Letter of Administration if there is no will.

    • Probate Solicitors In Liverpool City Centre
    • Managing A Deceased Person’s Assets And Estate
    • Letters Of Administration
    Bartletts Solicitors offers our clients a winning team with real experience in probate matters and genuine expertise in this often complex area of law. Probate is the official process of proving the validity of a will, by which the named executors are granted the legal right to deal with a deceased person’s affairs and distribute their estate to the intended beneficiaries.

    Obtaining what is known as a Grant of Probate from the court and subsequently settling a person’s estate can be a time-consuming and paperwork-intensive process, clouded in legal jargon, and for this reason the services of a specialist solicitor are often desirable to make it as orderly and stress-free as possible.
    Once a will is deemed to be valid and a Grant of Probate is issued by the court, one or more executors are handed the authority to manage the deceased person’s assets and estate. This may include closing bank accounts, the sale or transfer of stocks, shares and other investments, and selling properties in the UK and/or overseas. Apart from money coming in, there will also be various financial outgoings including paying outstanding debts, funeral costs and taxes.

    Dealing with a deceased person’s tax matters can be a complicated process in itself, with Capital Gains Tax, Income Tax and Inheritance Tax each requiring the submission of different tax returns. After such matters have been addressed, the estate will need to be valued, accounts prepared and the remaining assets distributed to the named heirs.
    When a person dies without leaving a will or else their will is held to be invalid they are deemed to have died intestate, and a Letter of Administration will be required from the court in place of a Grant of Probate to appoint the appropriate people (usually the next of kin) to deal with the estate. Again, the legal and tax requirements involved can be onerous, particularly in terms of unfamiliar paperwork which, if completed incorrectly, can have serious consequences in terms of failing to fulfill a deceased person’s wishes, and can even involve personal financial liability for any errors.

    Dealing with such complicated matters during a period of bereavement can be both stressful and demanding, and the assistance of an expert probate law firm like Bartletts Solicitors can alleviate the burden to some extent, as well as ensure that the whole process is handled in an efficient and expeditious manner.

    Louise Nelson is a solicitor in Liverpool City Centre for Letters of Administration.

    Why Choose Bartletts Solicitors?

    Solid Traditional Values Delivered
    In A Modern Convenient Manner

    Our firm has years of experience in wills, trusts and probate matters in the city of Liverpool and across Merseyside.

    We offer a no obligation quotation, a premium service at competitive fixed fees and home visits.

    Our service is different from 'online' companies and most local firms. Your case will be handled from start to finish by Louise Nelson, a solicitor with 39 years experience in these matters. Louise is assisted by Fran Cartwright, a talented solicitor specialising in this area of law. Included in the fixed fee is a face-to-face meeting at our Liverpool City Centre offices.

    Customer service is very important to us. John Bartlett has been managing the firm for over 40 years and takes customer satisfaction very seriously.

    Send Our Wills, Trusts & Probate Team An Enquiry:

    Solicitors Specialising In Wills, Trusts & Probate
    Louise Nelson is a solicitor with 39 years experience in wills, trusts & probate matters. Louise and her team will be happy to offer you a no obligation quotation.
    Solicitors Specialising In Wills, Trusts & Probate
    Fran Cartwright is Louise Nelson's assisting solicitor in the wills, trusts & probate department at Bartletts Solicitors.

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