Family ties and relationships sometimes become more complicated to resolve and instructing a solicitor serves as a great way to seek legal assistance to attain resolution for what can certainly be a legal and challenging circumstances in ones’ life. A viable will is also a viable conclusion. A wills and probate solicitors ensure that property is shared according to the ‘rules of intestacy.’ This will also include money, possessions and assets.
A surviving spouse doesn’t necessarily take everything automatically over the deceased partner’s assets. If there’s an absence of a will, it might lead to conflicts or arguments. In most of the case, an individual (or family member) is certainly left behind because they don’t have the knowledge or experience to deal with this matter. This is exactly where engaging a will & probate solicitor becomes highly imperative. A solicitor is well aware of the architecture of drafting a will and will take you through the step by step process of drafting a valid will. Where there is a challenge to a will, we are equally able to assist with any legal dispute arising out of a dispute in a will.
#1 A wills & probate solicitor prevents personal liability – A personal liability arises in any of the following circumstances – (a) If the executor makes an error in generating reports, marshalling assets, paying the wrong amount or wrong order to creditors and heirs, (b) If an executor fails to give notice to a respected individual properly or (c) If an executor fails to obtain a court order before taking action.
#2 A wills & probate solicitor ensures a speedy and precise process – With an experienced solicitor, you gain advice and assistance all the way to any application for probate or any needed court processes on a probate dispute. Besides, you minimize your chance for costly mistakes and file the appropriate documentation before the deadline passes.
#3 A wills & probate solicitor saves time for the executor– A legal case is tedious in nature and takes much of your valuable time in keeping records, liquidating assets, paying bills, and overall adhering to the court processes and directions. Having someone who’s very well aware of the law and rules ensures that the stress involved in the administering of an estate after the grant if probate is taking off you and makes the process rather straightforward.
#4 A wills & probate solicitor minimizes the dispute potential– If the estate is unprofessionally managed, there’s a chance that creditors and heirs are likely to be upset and may decide to institute legal proceedings against the executors which might end up being an expensive lawsuit. An experienced solicitor tries to resolve the dispute at an early stage and make the entire process as inexpensive as possible.
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