Deceased estates and probate
We understand that dealing with the estate of a loved one can be difficult and we try to support our clients at such a time. Our looking after the ‘paperwork’ will generally allow the grieving party to focus on their personal situation.
Even if there is no dispute between potential beneficiaries there will be things in regard to property, etc that will need looking after. However, if there is a dispute the executor will find this very stressful, and will need the support of a caring and competent lawyer.
If you are an executor you are entitled to obtain advice and assistance from a lawyer, and from an accountant if necessary. The reasonable costs charged by the lawyer (or accountant) will be paid by the estate, so long as it has money to pay for the advice.
If there is no will then the potential beneficiaries, and the person who has to administer the estate, will need similar help, and the cost of obtaining advice can also come out of the estate.
Clients wanting assistance with these types of situations should make an appointment to see Janis Donnelly-Coode.