When someone dies the immediate concern is registering the death and organising the funeral.
Our expert executry team can help you with all of this as well as dealing with the formalities of administering the deceased’s estate. We know it can be a very stressful time for all concerned, and our Executry Service allows you to choose how much and what you might wish to attend to and what you need us to do.
Estate administration can be time-consuming and complicated but our professional staff are well experienced in dealing with all sizes of estates.
There are four main stages in the administration of an estate where no inheritance tax is payable:
- Obtaining information – all the assets and belongings of the deceased, including any debts, require to be investigated and valuations obtained where applicable.
- Preparation of the inventory of all assets for the executor’s approval prior to submission to the Sheriff Court to obtain Confirmation (known as Probate in England).
- Ingathering assets, closing accounts, cashing in policies and paying debts
- Distribution of the assets to the beneficiaries including organising for any sale or transfer of property
If there is no Will, an executor (normally a family member) requires to be appointed through the Sheriff Court and we will be able to assist you with this.
Where there is Inheritance Tax payable, our staff will deal with all the necessary paperwork for submission to HMRC on the executor’s behalf.
Contact our Executries Solicitors, Perthshire and Tayside
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If you are looking for expert legal advice, get in touch to find out how we can help. We have offices in Perth, Blairgowrie, Pitlochry and Aberuthven and serve clients in Perthshire and Tayside and across Scotland. Pop into one of our offices to make an appointment to speak to one of our team, or give us a call on 01738 623432. Alternatively, complete our online enquiry form and someone will be in touch shortly.