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Probate - What to do when someone dies

Louisa Bromilow - Solicitor and member of Solicitors for the Elderly

Louisa Bromilow When someone dies, whether they have made a Will or not, there are certain procedures that need to be undertaken. Many of you will have been through the probate process before and have some understanding of what is required, although you may still need some advice and assistance to help you through the more complex procedures.

We know that dealing with a person's financial affairs after their death can be complicated and time-consuming. In many cases the deceased person's family are the ones left to deal with their affairs. After losing a family member, it can be difficult to focus on what needs to be done next.

If you are an Executor appointed in a Will, you may be unsure what your role is and what you need to do to complete the administration of the estate in accordance with the rules and regulations that apply.
Helping you through the administration process.
Louisa Bromilow a solicitor who qualified in 1993, so has many years of experience with bereaved families, Executors and Administrators who is able to help you through the difficult and sometimes complex times ahead.

Costs of dealing with the administration are met from the deceased's estate and will not need to be met by any family member, Executor or Administrator.

Our costs will be tailored to your needs and will be discussed and agreed with you in advance, so that you are fully aware of precisely what services the estate will be paying for. We do not charge a percentage of the estate, but instead discuss with you how much of the legwork you wish to do, so we can guide you through the process and keep the costs as low as possible. If you only want help with some steps of the process we may be able to give you a fixed fee quotation. Click here for further information about our Probate Fees.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact , who will be able to help you.

You can also download our information sheet by clicking here.