The granting of Probate is the first step of administering an estate when no Trusts have been setup in advance. This legal process confirms the validity of a Will at the time of death, and begins the distribution process of assets, to beneficiaries of a Will. Perfect Wills & Estate Planners understands, that for a lot of people they may only have to deal with this once or twice in a lifetime. We will guide you through the process without using legal jargon. When a loved one passes sometimes other issues can arise, such as the lack of a Will or a third party who wishes to contest a Will, therefore, becoming a Contentious Probate Matter. Contested wills are becoming more frequent in an ever changing society and have increased at an alarming rate in recent times. Whatever the circumstances the Perfect Wills team will find and organise the solution.
A case study from one of our clients
Mrs Adams – Probate & Contentious Probate Matters
Mrs Adams had co-habited with her partner for over 20 years; she had also put money into the house for home improvements in the past. He died suddenly without a will or children and when Mrs Adams attended his funeral, his sisters told her that by law they would inherit the house. Mrs Adams was extremely worried and following advise from two separate solicitors firms, she had given up hope of retaining her home. She then approached Perfect Wills & Estate Planners, who advised that under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Independence) Act 1975 she could make a claim and probably retain her home in which she had resided for many years. Perfect Wills through our Associates secured the house in her name and negotiated a very fair and affordable settlement for the two sisters.