Why choose your accountant for probate services?
A grant of probate involves preparing accounts and is a financial process, so accountants are ideally placed to look after everything for you. As your accountant, we also have access to much of the information needed aready so there are cost savings as well as being more time-efficient.
What is probate?
|T||Trust – we already have a relationship with you and you are familiar with the way we work, our responsiveness and proactive approach.|
|R||Regulated – we are an ICAEW qualified and accredited Chartered Accountant which provides you with the assurance that if there’s a problem you are covered.|
|U||Understanding – we’re familiar with your family and/or business so are not starting from scratch.|
|S||Save money – we have much of the information needed so can complete the process more efficiently and cost-effectively.|
|T||Time – we are used to tight deadlines and are a modern, high-tech firm able to complete the process quickly.|
|E||Expertise – we know your financial situation and probate is a financial process after all.It involves preparing accounts and calculating tax liabilities.|
|D||Diverse client base – we work with such a broad range of clients and have probably experienced even the most unusual of situations before.|
How is the cost calculated?
The first meeting will involve gathering as much inforrmation as possible. For example, we will need the death certificate, divorce certificates (if applicable), original will, NI number.
Then we will need details of the estate – bank accounts, savings accounts, personal belongings, stocks and shares, property valuations, tax records, pension details, loans, debts and mortgages.
Finally, details of the executors, their ID, proof of address and details of the funeral and costs.
From the above information, we will be able to calculate a more accurate cost.
For more information on costs involved, please click here.
What are the main stages of probate?
Register the death
Investigate the value of the estate
Organise inheritance tax
File the Probate application
Once Probate is granted, start settling the deceased's estate
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