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Why Should I Use a Solicitor for advice on Probate?

Posted on 26th March, 2018

“Probate” is often a term that frightens people when they are thinking of what they need to in the aftermath of the death of a loved one.

Probate is generally understood to be the court documentation required to allow the release of certain types of assets, such as property and various types of accounts and investments. The term is more formally known as a Grant of Probate where the person has died having made a Will or Letters of Administration, if the person has not made a Will.

Whilst you can apply for these grants personally, or use the services of a non-solicitor, the below explains the benefits of using one of our team at Jacksons Law Firm:

Professional – our team at Jacksons Law Firm are highly professional and have the highest standards of work and client care.

Reliable – you can rely upon us to get the job done. We have a Private Client Team of five lawyers ready to help you with any aspect of the law of Wills and Probate.

On Your Doorstep – we are proud of our North East roots; with offices in both Newcastle Upon Tyne and Stockton on Tees and can assist you wherever you are in the North East. We can also offer home visits if you are unable to make it to one of our offices.

By Your Side – all of our team have been practising this area of law throughout their careers and realise that dealing with the legal issues is not the only part of the job that we need to do. Our team are all approachable and can provide genuine support at a very difficult time.

Accurate – all papers and forms that we complete have a high level of accuracy, as queries can arise from the various public bodies involved in the probate process.

Tax Concerns – it is importantly to get the tax right when dealing with estates and our team have an invaluable knowledge in areas such as Inheritance Tax.

Expert – finally, and most importantly, all of our team are trained to the highest standards and continuing training is necessary to keep on top of any changes in the law.

If you need to discuss your probate needs, please contact a member of our team on 01642 356500/0191 2322574 or email asteel@jacksons-law.com/hmilburn@jacksons-law.com.  We are pleased to offer a free 20 minute advice session on a Wednesday in Stockton and a Thursday in Newcastle.

 

 

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