In producing this site we have sought to provide as much information and advice as possible to assist those faced with dealing with the affairs of a deceased person. Whether you are an executor or simply someone helping to sort the affairs of a deceased person, there will be many useful points of information for you. You may decide not to deal with the probate yourself. On the other hand, you may feel you can handle it yourself, perhaps with professional advice where appropriate. Whatever course you take we are confident you will have a better understanding of the pitfalls and liabilities that can present themselves if you are an executor or administrator once you have read the information here. You may also save the estate and those left behind unnecessary expense.
We have recently added a number of templates to the site. You may not wish to deal with the probate yourself but and the templates are aimed exclusively at this purpose. These are practical tools that apply to every death and we they have been developed and tested from our own experiences and they really work. By using these you will find the process much easier, and you may also find that you are prompted about matters that would otherwise have been overlooked. If you are planning on using a solicitor to obtain probate on your behalf the proforma letters and other templates should also help you to reduce legal fees payable by the estate, by presenting a comprehensive document to the solicitors. We have also added a glossary of the key words which are used throughout the site - use the Directory tab above to access this. Look out also for the links to other useful websites and pages within this site which are highlighted in red - simply click to follow the link.
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