If you are looking to execute a will following bereavement, or you would like to create a will to protect your family and your assets, John Barkers can help. At John Barkers we offer simple fixed fee will writing services with prices starting at only £199 for a single will. We also offer a range of services related to wills, trusts and probate including: property trusts, inheritance tax planning and charitable gifts /donations. Our expert team is also assist with intestacy and contested wills, trusts and probate. Our team are friendly and understanding and have great experience working with the elderly and those who may not be capable of making their own decisions any more, with matters such as Powers of Attorney, Deputyship and Court of Protection.
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Our team of Will writing experts can help you protect your family and your assets for a fixed fee. Our prices start at only £199. See our will writing services page for more information or call our team on 01472 358 686 to learn how we can help.
Probate is the process of administering the estate of someone who has passed away. Probate involves clearing debts and distributing money, assets and possessions in the form of inheritance to other people. If the person who died has left a Will there will be a person named as the executor, they are the person chosen to administer their estate.
The process varies as each will is different and depends on what the deceased has instructed in their Will. The basic process that an executor will follow is. A) Collate all information on assets and debts B) Apply for permission to administer the state, this is called a Grant of Probate C) Complete an inheritance tax return D) repay any debts E) distribute assets as per instructions in the Will
The executor specified in the Will is the only person who can apply for probate. If a person dies without making a Will it is said that they are intestate, meaning intestacy rules will then be applied to decide who can apply to administer the estate.
The cost is dependent on what work is required and can depend on the Will and the size of the estate. Give our team a call to discuss your situation and we will quote you a fixed fee for our services. See our probate pricing page for more information
Yes, there is a different process if there is not a will as you will not be able to apply for a Grant of Probate. The process follows the rules of intestacy where only spouses, civil partners, children and other relatives are entitled to inherit. If you need advice call our team on 01472 358 686, we are here to help.