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Dealing with a probate application of a loved one following a death can be a complicated and stressful process. You may have lost a loved one, family member or close friend and are now responsible for their estate. Making a probate application at such a sad and difficult time can feel quite overwhelming. We aim to support you through this process with our expert knowledge on Grant of Probate applications , Letters of Administration applications and Inheritance Tax issues with understanding and compassion. 

Henry Hyams Solicitors have been providing a full bereavement service to our clients in Leeds, Yorkshire and further afield for many years and we have the expert help and guidance on hand to make the process simple and cost effective for you. This is why many people decide to find legal support with us so that we can ensure that the wishes and intentions of their loved one are met. 

We will ensure that we support you with help and advice including: 

• Identify who the Executors are for a Grant of Probate application

• Advice on Intestacy and identify the Administrators for the Letters of Administration application if your loved one has died with no Will 

• Valuation of the Estate assets – we will explain what financial documents are required to value the estate eg bank/building society statements, shares, investments, legal interest in property and liabilities so that we can establish the net worth of the Estate 

• Advice on Inheritance Tax (IHT) if the Estate is valued at more than the excepted estate limit, preparation of the relevant IHT forms and payment of the IHT to HMRC  

• Prepare the application for the Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration 

• We can also deal with the full administration of the estate on behalf of an Executor or Administrator including collection of the assets, payment of any debts/liabilities 

• Distribution of the Estate in accordance with the Will or the Rules of Intestacy

In a sensitive and sympathetic manner we aim to take the stress out of what is already a challenging time for you. To assist you we have set out our Probate pricing and associated costs/disbursements on the following link. In many cases we are able to take our costs from the estate and unlike other companies,  we do not take a percentage amount from the estate. 

We are happy to discuss a bespoke service with you that meets your requirements during this time. 

Our Probate team work closely with our Conveyancing department and we can further assist you if there is a property to sell as part of the deceased’s estate or the transfer of deeds of the property. Please refer to our Conveyancing page for further details of the services that we can provide.

We also assist clients who wish to challenge a will.

For further details, please see the Contentious Probate website section.

Please call or email our Probate Paralegal for any further advice or questions that you may have :

Nicola Hartley on 0113 3837616
n.hartley@henryhyams.com or private.client@henryhyams.com

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