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Administration of Estates

From our offices in Basingstoke, our Estate Lawyers help families and individuals across Hampshire, Surrey and the South East with estate administration. This service involves dealing with your affairs after death - the ‘estate' being your property and any other assets you have.

Our probate specialists handle the winding up of your estate with great sensitivity and understanding, and help your family and friends through what can be a very confusing and upsetting time.

Estate Administration involves:

  • Ascertaining the assets and liabilities and preparing the necessary tax forms
  • Obtaining a Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration, enabling the Executor (otherwise known as an Administrator where there is no Will) to obtain the assets
  • Settling the liabilities of the estate, including all tax liabilities
  • Distributing the estate in accordance with the terms of the Will. If there is no Will then the estate is distributed according to the statutory rules

We may be able to minimise the tax liabilities on the estate of the deceased and those of the beneficiaries by careful tax planning. This may involve Deeds of Variation or Family Arrangement.

On occasions there may be disputes between beneficiaries, executors or those who want to make a claim against an estate - our Family Lawyers can advise in these circumstances.

Call or email one of our Wills and Probate solicitors to find out more:

If you'd like some helpful advice about these distressing issues or have a potential dispute over a Will, inheritance or probate, why not contact one of our Estate Administration team in Basingstoke: