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Whether you’re dealing with the estate of a loved one or are making plans for your own, our dedicated team of Wills and probate solicitors in Nottingham are here to provide strategic advice and practical assistance throughout.
Why choose Roythornes wills and probate solicitors in Nottingham?
At Roythornes, we’re proud to have helped families across Nottingham through the delicate process of estate planning and the challenges of estate administration. With a team boasting significant experience in financial matters, you can rely on us to protect your interests, no matter how complex your circumstances. We’re committed to facilitating the lives of our clients, whether it’s assisting you through the distribution of a loved one’s assets or the smart financial planning involved in drafting a Will. When it comes to probate, we know that the last thing you need is for the process to drag on. With a proven track record for efficiency, you can trust the team at Roythornes to tie up all the loose ends with speed and accuracy.
What is Probate?
When a loved one passes away, dealing with their estate can be considerably stressful for the family and friends of the deceased. This process is known as ‘estate administration’, and involves a designated individual(s) or ‘executor’ distributing the financial assets that make up the estate in accordance to their Will. The term ‘probate’ comes from grant of representation (or, grant of probate) that must be obtained by the executor prior to the task at hand, allowing access to the person’s bank account.
The executor will be named in the Will as the party responsible for winding up the estate, however, going it alone is not recommended. Regardless of the complexity of the estate, seeking advice and assistance from an expert will help speed up the process and ensure each task is carried out correctly. At Roythornes, our Wills and probate solicitors in Nottingham have the specialist knowledge and experience to help you through estate administration with minimal fuss. Whether you’re looking for a helping hand through the process or a legal professional to handle the estate administration in its entirety, Roythornes Wills and probate solicitors are here for you.
How do I create a Will?
Although a Will is one of the most important legal documents you can create, the process of drafting it is quite straightforward. However, one slight error in your Will and the document becomes invalid. That’s why our Wills and probate solicitors in Nottingham are here to guide you through the process, ensuring no stone is left unturned and your interests are securely protected by your Will. The first step will involve your solicitor listening to you to gain an understanding of your personal and financial circumstances. Following this, we will be more than happy to provide advice on how to pass on your assets to the next generation in the most tax efficient way, potentially through the creation of a Trust.
Once you have decided how your estate should be distributed upon your death, the next step will be to get it in writing. Our team will draft your Will to precision, and once complete, provide you with a copy whilst storing the original securely in our archives. In order for the Will to be valid, it must be signed and dated by a witness. Should you wish to update your Will, the same process will apply. Just get in touch and we’ll keep it simple.
Resources for Wills and Probate in Nottingham
Tell us once
Tell Us Once is a government service that allows you to report a death to most organisations in one go. When you register the death, the registrar will let you know whether the service is available in Nottingham and provide a unique reference number to use through the ‘Tell Us Once’ phone line.
Bereavement Care in Nottingham
If you have recently suffered a loss of a loved one and are finding it hard to cope or simple need some emotional support, Cruse Bereavement Care are available for confidential one-to-one meetings, telephone support and group work to help you through the pain.
Citizens Advice in Nottingham
If you’re seeking advice regarding drafting a will or dealing with estate administration, you may wish to make an initial appointment with the Citizens Advice bureau in Nottingham. While your advisor will not be able to act as a solicitor in assistance with estates, a free one-off session may be a good place to start for general advice before instructing Roythornes.