When a family member has passed away , the Executor (the person in charge of distributing the deceased’s property) is required to start working on making sure everything goes where it’s meant to. If there is no Will in place, distributing the Estate might bring with it more complications such as who the Administrator should be.
Yet whilst anyone can be named as an Executor on a Will, many people who are given the responsibility find it confusing and stressful. On top of this, it’s usually those closest and most loved by the deceased who are named as Executors, meaning they are often still grieving while being expected to perform these duties.
Having a solicitor act for you in the distribution of someones Estate can be a way of making it easier. It will help ensure that the terms of the Will are carried out exactly as they are written, giving peace of mind and lifting the burden of dealing with the difficult task of distribution to the beneficiaries.
If you have your Will drafted with Robertsons Solicitors we will always give you the option of appointing us to act as your executors. Those who have been named as Executors on the Will can also appoint us or simply receive expert legal advice on administering the Estate.
Robertsons Solicitors have extensive experience acting in Probate matters, dealing with both large and smaller Estates for our clients. With compassion at the heart of our Probate team, we shall ensure we guide Executors and Administrators though the emotional and often difficult task of applying for Probate and carrying out the terms of the Will or considering the options if no Will is in place.