Where there's a will, there's HPH probate services.
When someone dies
When a person dies, someone has to deal with their affairs. This is called ‘administering the estate’. If the person who has died leaves a Will, it will usually name one or more people to act as the executors of the Will – that is, to administer their estate. If you are named as an executor of a Will you may need to apply for a Grant of Probate. If there is no Will (known as dying intestate) the process is more complicated. An application for a Grant of Letters of Administration (an official document, issued by the court, which allows administrators to administer the estate) will need to be made.
Executors or Administrators are also known as the Personal Representatives. Personal Representatives are responsible for finding out if Inheritance Tax is due as a result of a person’s death. If it is, the Personal Representative has to make sure that it is paid.
How HPH can help
For our clients, we will already have detailed knowledge of finances and assets, so are well placed to assist. For those who are not our clients, we are able to provide a sensitive, cost-efficient service at a difficult time. HPH Probate Services Limited is also able to act as an Executor.
Some accountancy firms are licenced to undertake a limited amount of the work involved in the probate process: HPH is fully authorised to do ALL that is required.
For more information
If you would like to know more, either as part of your own planning or because you have a loved one who has died, please contact Adrian Rodaway on 01904 611164 or download our Guide to Probate.