Probate & Estate Administration

Dependable, professional, and friendly solicitors

It is not easy dealing with grief, making funeral arrangements and starting the administrative duties of an executor all at the same time. Therefore many people choose to work with a solicitor who assists them with Estate Administration Services and executing the Will of the deceased person.

If you are the executor of someone’s Will or if you have been named administrator, your task is to act according to the Will. You may need a legal document, known as a Grant of Probate or a Grant of Letters of Administration, which gives you the authority to administer the estate.

Estate administration involves, dealing with inheritance tax, distributing assets to the beneficiaries and making sure all legal and financial affairs of the deceased are in order. This process can be complicated and time consuming. There is no room for errors as mistakes can lead to personal liability. Our solicitors are here to make things as simple as possible for you during this very difficult time.

If you would like further information on our Estate Administration Services and how we can help please enquire here or call 0800 288 9947. Our Head Office is in the centre of Wolverhampton and we have satellite offices across the UK where our friendly solicitors will be happy to help.

What can My Law Matters assist me with?

Depending on the will, the estate, and the beneficiaries, carrying out your duties as an executor or administrator can be complicated and time-consuming. A professional will and probate solicitor can assist you with tasks such as:

  • Applying for a grant of probate or letters of administration
  • Collecting assets and discharging liabilities
  • Communicating with the beneficiaries and distributing the estate in accordance with the will.
  • If there is no will, distributing the estate according to the rules of intestacy.
  • Considering and settling the tax liabilities of the estate (e.g. inheritance tax, income tax and capital gains tax)

Feeling safe in the knowledge that you are being supported by a dedicated solicitor can make all the difference in dealing with challenges relating to Wills and inheritance. For this reason, our team provides pragmatic and informed legal advice designed to offer you a maximum amount of legal insight and support.

We love receiving feedback from our clients, take a look at some of our reviews here.

It was handled professionally and with compassion

We used My Law matters in dealing with the estate of my late mother, it was handled professionally and with compassion, we would like to thank Eva Tomaskova, Anita Birdi, and especially Sue Murray for making what is a difficult and emotional time a lot easier, nothing was too much trouble.

Many thanks
Beverley and Nick

Very Professional…

I searched various solicitors around to assist me with my uncle’s estate admin and I must say it was a daunting task till I found my law matters. They were very professional and explained the process step by step. I am glad I wen ahead with them

A good service from My Law Matters- Sam Mills

I recently engaged Fentiman’s Solicitors (now My Law Matters) to sell 2 properties and the purchase of another property. 2 of the properties involved a lease element which does complicate the matter of selling. At the time the reduced rates of SDLT was also in force. It was clear that they were very busy but the people on the other end of the phone were always patient and understanding no matter what issues I raised, which was quite a few.
My main contact was Sam Mills an extremely courteous and very pleasant ‘chap’ with a nice sense of humour but very professional.He always had time for a little chat, and reassured me whenever I raised concerns. He always got back to me via a phone call or email. Apologising if he couldn’t get back to me straight away which I wouldn’t expect knowing how busy he was. Everything could be done using a phone or computer. A basic knowledge how to send an attachment/scan documents really helped as it meant correspondence could sent and received immediately. In fact I never had to meet Sam. Overall, I would certainly engage with My Law Matters in the future.