Probate Solicitors Cardiff

A professional service for you from our expert Cardiff probate solicitors.

Probate is a legal process where probate specialists review the assets of a deceased person and determine how they should distribute monies and property.  Probate typically centres around a deceased’s valid Will, but it can also be initiated where there is no Will.  (If you require information on drafting a Will, please click here)

Probate becomes a crucial step when dealing with the estate of a person who has passed away, especially if the estate holds significant value. In Cardiff, firms like Robertsons Solicitors play a pivotal role in estate planning, guiding individuals on how to utilise investment vehicles that bypass the need for probate. This strategic planning can help in mitigating the high costs and complexities often associated with probate processes.

Probate solicitors do not automatically fulfil this role.  Anyone named as an executor of a Will can have the responsibility for probate, but it is often confusing and stressful.  Hiring a solicitor to act for you can be the better solution.

Our specialists will follow your loved one’s instructions, aiming to alleviate the burden placed upon your shoulders during such difficult times. Whether you require our expertise to act as the named executor of a Will right from the outset, or you wish to appoint us to manage the estate matters at a later stage, our team is here to provide the necessary support and guidance. Our goal is to navigate the probate process with the utmost care and professionalism, ensuring that your loved one’s final instructions are followed with respect and diligence.

Let our probate specialists at Robertsons Solicitors follow your loved one’s instructions and lift the heavy burden from your shoulders.   We can act as the named executioner of a Will from the start, or you can appoint us to handle an estate after the fact.

Probate Solicitors FAQs

It depends on the circumstances. For example, a complex estate where the executor must sell property can take a long time to complete. Usually, though, probate takes between 6-9 months. It will also depend on how quick the Probate Registry takes.

The executor of the deceased person’s estate is tasked with carrying out the probate process. This process involves filing the appropriate documents with the court, sending notices to relatives, creditors, and other interested parties, taking an inventory of assets, distributing the assets, paying debts and taxes, and finishing the final paperwork.

The process can be complex and confusing, and most layman executors find it time-consuming and stressful. So why not let our probate specialist solicitors at Robertsons handle it instead?

You can if you plan. One of the most important things you can do is to make a will where you detail your wishes about your assets and property and name an executor. You can also create a trust through which you can pass certain assets to beneficiaries without probate. Talk to us at Robertsons Solicitors so that we can evaluate your specific situation.

There is no time limit to complete probate, except if inheritance tax is involved. This must be paid within six months of the date of death.

However, if you suspect the executor of your loved one’s probate is incompetent, you can get the person replaced. The circumstances under which you can do this is limited, so please speak to the probate specialists at Robertsons Solicitors for expert advice.

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