When to use a Solicitor

Are you not sure if you need to use a solicitor or not?

You do not always have to use a solicitor when dealing with an estate. However, it can be a daunting prospect to apply for probate by yourself.

Sometimes people want us to deal with the whole estate from start to finish. Others want us to provide help and advice when required. We are happy to do either. Some people only want us to apply for the application for the Grant of Representation.

By using a solicitor, it can take the stress out of a difficult time. It can also mean that you have more time to deal with your loss. Generally speaking, our clients feel reassured that their loved one’s estate is being handled by professionals and therefore can be resolved quicker than if you were doing it themselves.

It can also be beneficial to have someone to resolve disputes and tension about ‘who gets what’.

We help hundreds of people apply for probate each year and have been doing so for over 100 years. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch.

What factors should I consider?

We would recommend that you use a solicitor when;

  • the estate is large or high value;
  • the estate is complex
  • there are disagreements about ‘who gets what’
  • a business or agricultural property is involved;
  • the deceased was a partner in a firm;
  • there are family trusts or large gifts to children under 18 years of age;
  • you find the Will was badly drafted;
  • there is a likelihood that someone may believe that they have been unfairly treated by the Will or the rules of intestacy e.g. a child of the deceased has been disinherited.

Our specialist team of lawyers can help you in the way which suits you. We provide a personal service. With us, you are not just another number on a database or a file in the filing cabinet. We want to help you through the difficult time of dealing with a loss.

We do not charge for an initial enquiry and therefore there is no downside to giving us a call and seeing if we can help.

If we do not think that using a solicitor is the best course of action for your case we will tell you this. We will always act in your best interests.

Make An Enquiry

If you would like to get in touch with us please either call us on 01629 56660 or make a Free Online Enquiry.

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About Lovedays

Lovedays Solicitors, Potter and Co Solicitors and Andrew Macbeth Cash and Co Solicitors are the trading names of Derbyshire Legal Services Limited which is a company registered in England and Wales under company number 08838592. Registered office Sherwood House, 1 Snitterton Road, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3LZ.

Authorised and Regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority under SRA ID number 637916.

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