Organising the financial affairs of a loved one after they pass away can be a struggle for those left with the responsibility of administering the estate, especially when it doesn’t go as smoothly as planned.
Here at Penguin Legal, we know that administrating an estate is a complex and difficult process, and we seek to provide help with probate law at every step of the journey, in Cardiff and beyond.
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What is probate?
Probate is the legal and financial process for establishing ownership over the property, money and possessions of a person who has died. Before the Executor named in the Will or next of kin can access, distribute or sell the assets of the person who has died, they may have to apply for probate.
Our Probate Services
We can help you deal with all aspects of the administration of an estate and here are the services we offer:
- Fixed fee probate
- Full estate administration service, including letters of administration and probate valuation
- Executors grant-only service
If there is a contentious probate, our professional and caring team are on hand to provide expert probate advice on all aspects of the process. If attempts at negotiation fall through, our team of expert lawyers can assist in litigation.
What happens when someone dies without a will? Organising an estate when there isn’t a will can be a more stressful and timely process. If you find yourself in this situation with a relative or friend who has died intestate, get in touch with our team as soon as possible and we can help you apply for probate and distribute the estate.
The probate process can involve a lot of difficult legal, tax and financial complexities. At Penguin Legal, you’ll get access to our expert team who are experienced at giving advice in every probate situation, including:
- Reducing avoidable inheritance tax
- Varied investment portfolios
- Estates with ongoing income
- Outstanding tax issues
- Property owned in the UK and abroad
How much does probate cost?
Our probate fees are simple and fixed price. Rather than charging a percentage of the estate, our cost of probate is £1,497 for the first death and £1,997 for the second death (*extra fees may apply for complex estates).