Estate Administration Services
“If a loved one has died, the thought of sorting out their financial affairs and estate can be a daunting prospect. We appreciate this is a difficult time and if you are dealing with a loved one’s estate or you are acting as an executor or administrator, we can help.”
Tailored Estate Administration
Naomi Turner at the Contemporary Wills Company offers a flexible estate administration service which can be tailored to your needs. Where you have been appointed executor in a will she can either take over the entire process for you or assist and provide guidance where necessary for example in dealing with inheritance tax forms or estate accounts. Naomi can arrange for home visits and personal collection of paperwork.
The service offered is quick and professional and will save you time, stress and money. For a no obligation consultation either in person or on the telephone please call Naomi on 01372 469642. Weekend and evening appointments are also available by request.
What is a grant of representation?
This is the court order authorising the personal representatives to deal with the administration of the estate. If the deceased left a will, this is known as a grant of probate and where the deceased did not make a will the grant is known as a grant of letters of administration.
How long will it take?
This will depend on a number of factors, to include whether inheritance tax is payable, whether there are foreign assets or property to be sold. The majority of estates can be administered within 6 – 12 months.
What are the duties of the executor
If the deceased left a will, the personal representative is called the executor. If the deceased did not leave a will (died intestate), the personal representative is called the administrator. In either case the personal representatives are responsible for collecting the assets of the deceased, paying any liabilities and distributing the estate to the correct beneficiaries.