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Why Should I Use A Solicitor To Help Me To Get Probate Or Deal With Estate Administration?

Our clients ask us for help for a number of different reasons including:

  • They are too busy to get a Grant of Probate/Letters of Administration or deal with the whole estate
  • They might find it too stressful or difficult if they have never done it before
  • They prefer just to hand the task over to someone else to deal with it for them
  • They find it easier to know that their loved one’s estate is being handled by professionals who will make sure that everything is handled properly and in accordance with the law
  • Involving a solicitor reduces tension and disagreements over who gets what
  • They do not have to go for an interview at the Probate Registry, which can save a lot of time and money
  • They are reassured that the estate is dealt with correctly and that they are not personally liable if things go wrong

We can provide different levels of help, depending on your needs. Some clients prefer us to have full responsibility for the estate administration. Others can manage some tasks on their own but want help or advice for more complicated aspects of the estate. Some people are confident and content to deal with all of the estate administration on their own.

How much help you want is up to you.

Other questions we get asked about Wills & Probate

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Does My Will Have To Cover Every Possible Situation?

No. A Will should reflect your circumstances as they are now, not what they might be in the future. You …

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What is a Grant of Probate?

A Grant of Probate is the document that is issued to you by the Probate Registry. The document confirms your …

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One Of My Daughters Has A Disability And Receives State Benefits. Should I Simply Leave Her Out Of My Will?

You can set aside money for her using a Discretionary trust, which will not affect her entitlement to state benefits.

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How Do I Protect My Children’s Inheritance If I Die Before My Spouse/Civil Partner/Partner?

There are several options for protecting your children’s inheritance if you die before your spouse/civil partner/partner. The choice can depend …

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If I Appoint My Solicitor As The Sole Executor, Is There A Charge For This?

Yes, the solicitor is allowed to charge reasonable costs for acting as an executor. The usual charges are between 1½ …

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How Can I Revoke My Previous Will?

A Will can be cancelled simply by creating a new Will which states that all previous Wills are revoked. Your …

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Is There An Age Limit On Making A Will?

Yes. In England, Wales and Northern Ireland you must be over 18, and in Scotland you must be over 16. …

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Who Can Make A Statutory Will?

The Court has to give permission for a Statutory will. Statutory wills can be made by Deputies appointed by the …

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Rachel SteadRachel Stead
13:19 26 Nov 23
Can’t recommend Catteralls enough. Eleanor, Claire and her team have just helped us with a recent house sale. They were quick and efficient with responses. Even with me ringing and emailing plenty (very annoying) but nothing was too much for them. They did all things on our side promptly and kept us in the loop at all times. Will be recommending them and using again in future if needed.Thanks so much.Rachel and Harry.
Russ TebayRuss Tebay
17:20 04 Nov 23
Good service at a reasonable price
Andrew ElsbyAndrew Elsby
07:30 16 Oct 23
Personal touch. Well organised and knowledgeable.
Allison RobinsonAllison Robinson
13:53 02 Oct 23
We used Catterall's for the sale of a property and had excellent service throughout. Everything was done promptly, efficiently and accurately. We had experienced lots of errors with a previous firm and saw a marked contrast in the quality of service and professionalism from Catteralls. Danielle and Sue were knowledgable and helpful and were able to answer questions about the errors from the purchase of the property with a different firm so that we could move forwards quickly with the sale. Prices were reasonable and competitive but I would choose the firm again regardless of price because of the experience. It is the second time we have used the firm (previously for a different purchase) and I can highly recommend them.
08:59 17 Sep 23
My wife and I engaged Catteralls Solicitors conveyancing services to both sell our old house and to buy our new house. We can thoroughly recommend their services in this regard. In particular we would like to give excellent feedback to Ms Eleanor Parkin, our Conveyancing Executive at Catteralls, who dealt with us throughout the buying and selling process. Some aspects of that process became problematic but Eleanor went above and beyond that which was expected of her and ensured that any problems were resolved effectively and efficiently to ensure a smooth completion. Our engagement with her was always friendly and professional and we would be happy to recommend her professional services to others. Thank you, Eleanor!
Caroline WilsonCaroline Wilson
13:13 25 Jul 23
Thank you Catteralls for helping us with our recent house sale!! I will certainly recommend you to family and friends.Catteralls would be the first solicitor I came to if I needed any help in the future! Thanks again for everything. Fantastic communication, making a hard time in our lives that much easier. I can not fault a thing.☺️
22:51 17 Jun 23
I've used these for the sale of a rental property and my will and am also currently using them for a purchase of a residential property. Used them because my usual solicitors let me down. I can't comment on price because I didn't really shop around. A family member recommended them, and they've been good for me so far. Here, I've never felt like I haven't been able to speak to someone when I've needed to and they've always been on hand to explain anything I didn't understand. So far so good.
Kevin SlatteryKevin Slattery
09:53 08 Jun 23
Jenny and her team, saved the day after our sale and purchase almost fell through due to the poor performance of our previous solicitor. She was responsive, highly efficient and keep us informed throughout the whole process. We would only use Catteralls for any future conveyancing requirements. Many thanks Jenny, Sarah and the rest of the team!
14:24 09 Mar 23
Jess looked after my case. It was most helpful in that I was able to do everything via email, so all I had to do on the day was sign some paperwork, therefore only needing to make the one visit, which was perfect for me.Jess was efficient & organised and made the process a smooth one.Thanks Jess I appreciate all you did for me. 🙂
Aneka RandallAneka Randall
17:04 09 Dec 22
Paul and his team have worked on our sale and purchase. The team have all worked extremely hard, going above an beyond. Everyone in the chain has commented how efficient they have been. I will certainly recommend to family and friends and would be the first solicitor I came to if I needed any help in the future! Thanks again.
Jade NuttJade Nutt
20:07 02 Nov 22
Jenny and her team were brilliant with our house sale and purchase. They answered all our queries, made sure we understood everything and kept things moving along. We are very great full for your hard work! Thank you!