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When a family member or loved one dies, we fully understand how difficult and stressful a time it is without having to think about the legal and tax requirements as well as the mountain of paperwork that must be done.

You want this process to be made as stress-free and efficient as possible, which is why our specialist Probate and Estate Administration Solicitors can expertly guide you through the process. Our solicitors are STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) Qualified meaning you can be rest assured that your situation is in the best hands.

Call one of our Probate & Estate Solicitors today on 0343 507 5151 e-mail willsteam@gorvins.com or fill in our online form and we will get back to you to discuss the needs of you and your loved one.

Gorvins Approach to Probate and Estate Administration?

The approach of our team is to provide an extremely effective, understanding and expert service to you at a very difficult time. By choosing Gorvins, we make the process simple for you by providing advice in plain English that covers all the bases, so you don’t have to worry about anything going wrong. We have a highly experienced team who know the common pitfalls and how to avoid them, helping to save time and money, whilst providing first class legal guidance.

What’s Probate and Why Do I Need a Solicitor?

Probate is the name given to the official process of proving the Will of someone who has passed away. By obtaining probate, it allows the executors to deal with and distribute the estate to the correct beneficiaries. A solicitor will help you when it comes to obtaining probate and all the legal necessities that come with it, including executors’ responsibilities. When dealing with this complicated matter at such as stressful time, it is easy to make mistake; that’s why it is vital to get the help of a trusted professional.

How Can Gorvins Help?

Our dedicated team will help and support you every step of the way from the first instance of being granted probate to advising you on the responsibilities of the executor and any subsequent problems that may arise thereafter. If someone dies without a Will then they are known to have died intestate. When this happens the process is similar to probate, but is known as obtaining a Grant of Letters of Administration. With this, there are strict rules to follow as to how the estate should be distributed. It is essential that you stick to these and get the process right; that’s where Gorvins can provide all the support and capability you require.

Next Steps

Whether you are an executor of a Will, or trying to administer the estate of someone who dies without a Will, our specialist and empathetic team at Gorvins will make sure the whole process is handled as quickly and efficiently as possible and will aim to lessen any additional stress.

To contact our Wills, Trusts and Probate team today, call 0343 507 5151 or e-mail willsteam@gorvins.com.

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Meet the Wills, Trusts & Probate team

  • Christine Thornley

    Head of Wills, Trusts & Probate
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  • Danielle Hursthouse

    Paralegal
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  • Michael Smoult

    Senior Associate
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  • Tasoula Addison

    Associate Solicitor
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  • Val Bown

    Partner
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