The death of a family member is one of the most difficult situations you may ever find yourself in. Unfortunately it is an inevitable part of life that we all have to face at some stage and it is sad to find that there is much to deal with at the same time, which can often add to the trauma and stress of the situation.
Probate solicitors Portsmouth are specialised to deal with the sensitive issue of the death of a loved one. Sometimes the deceased may already have a named solicitor in place and whether or not this is the case it is important that you have probate solicitors to help you through the process and achieve the most positive outcome for yourself and your loved ones in your situation.
If the deceased is an elderly member of your family then it is more than likely that they already have a will in place. In the case of an accidental or sudden death the deceased may not always have a will in place. Whichever situation you may find yourself in, rest assured that probate solicitors have the knowledge and expertise to deal with different types of scenarios. With their up-to-date knowledge of the legal system they will be able to put together an individually tailored plan for you, to help ensure the best possible outcome for everyone involved.
The purpose of probate is to carry out the last wishes of the deceased as if they were alive themselves. If the deceased has left behind a will then the probate process involves validating this will and making sure that it is carried out accurately and correctly with the best interests of all those who are involved. This is usually quite straightforward and with the help of your probate solicitor should be dealt with swiftly. If the deceased did not leave behind a will then the probate process can be longer and more complicated. Therefore it is important that you have the assistance of probate solicitors to allow the process to be carried out fairly and correctly, but also in a timely manner, to help minimise deductions or losses which may lead to remorse later on in the process.
The probate process will involve calculating the assets of the deceased and this will be made up of their money, property, investments and other finances that are available to them at the time of death. It also involves calculating their liabilities such as any outstanding bills and debts which need to be paid off. The liabilities will be subtracted from the assets and this will make up their estate. Once this has been calculated solicitors will help you decide how this will be distributed fairly and correctly. To help avoid family conflicts and disputes it is highly advisable that any decisions are made in the presence of the probate solicitor who will be able to provide their knowledge and expertise to ensure a positive outcome for all. Your probate solicitor will advise and assist you throughout the process, including the settlement of fees and taxes which are also involved in probate and with their representation you will be able to settle the estate of your loved one very soon.