Assistance with the administration of estates - efficiently and sympathetically.
Has someone close to you just died?
Do you know what to do when it comes to registering the death and organising a funeral?
Is there a Will and if so are you happy with its terms?
How do you deal with the transfer of property and any taxation issues?
How do you cope with a mass of paperwork with which you are wholly unfamiliar?
We can help with all of these problems. If you have just lost someone close, you are often too distressed to take on board the complications of dealing with their estate and that is when our very experienced and approachable private client team will be able to offer sympathetic and practical advice on how to go forward. We can point you in the right direction to finalise an estate and, where matters are more complicated, we can take the strain and deal with the most complex of situations. As a full service firm we can call on other professional colleagues within our firm to ensure that property is transferred and businesses wound up or continued to best advantage for all the beneficiaries. We will also ensure that taxation is paid timeously and all parties informed of their rights.
Our experienced executry practitioners can not only advise on the winding up and ingathering of the estate but also know who to call upon to find missing beneficiaries. We can advise if the Will could be rewritten after death to be more tax efficient for the whole family and discuss your options if there is no Will in existence.
Alongside our financial services department we can advise beneficiaries on how to invest their inheritance to their individual advantage and deal with the preparation of all tax returns.