Dealing with the death of a loved one is stressful enough, without the added pressure and worry of having to arrange the administration of the estate; which includes dealing with the legal and tax issues, as well as other responsibilities. It is an overwhelming task to take on, especially at such a sensitive time for your family.
We know that most people don’t know what the word Probate means, what it is and even if you need it. Just pick up the phone and ask us. We will even tell you if you don’t require it.
Joanne, Chris and Melissa can help with these responsibilities in whichever way you would like- right from the start to the end, or just to take on specific parts, if you still wish to do some yourself. We have designed a sliding scale to help with the cost and allow you to tailor the service to your particular needs. We are thoughtful and sympathetic in our approach, so that we take the burden and allow you to grieve without added stress.
Finding the best option for you
Please note that there will be two elements to the prices as set out below:
1. Fees charged by Burys Solicitors; and
2. Fees payable to third parties.
Please ensure that you consider both parts of the price information.
We can do as much work as you wish.
Fees charged by Burys Solicitors
Find the best plan for you
Fees payable to third parties (‘Disbursements’)
Fee Actual fee VAT
Probate Registry’s fee £155.00 £0.00
Probate Registry’s fee for extra copies £0.50 per copy £0.00
Our service will not include any of the following:
• Any contested probate matters or advice on the same.
• Advice on tax or other accounting matters.
• Advice on assets held outside of the UK.
• Dealing with the sale or transfer of any property in the estate.
Approximate/ average timescales
On average, estates that fall within these quote ranges are dealt with within 3 – 9 months.
Factors that could increase costs
In some circumstances we may increase our fees to account for additional time, work or skill required to meet your instructions. Examples include:
• If there is no will or the estate consists of any share holdings (stocks and bonds) there is likely to be additional costs that could range significantly depending on the estate and how it is to be dealt with.