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Wills & Probate

Estate Administration Advice

Dealing with the estate of those who have passed on can be a trying time. But you don’t have to navigate the complexities (and challenges) of distributing assets on your own.

Through the sensitive handling of probate and intestacy cases, we ensure that the wishes of the deceased are appropriately carried out through the proper management of their money, property, possessions and debts during the various phases of probate administration.

We are normally appointed as the Executor of the estate in cases where the existing Executor feels they do not want to handle the process alone, or if there is no will in place that states that these responsibilities should be handed to a particular person. We often find that the named Executors are looking for additional support from probate specialists in order to make sure matters are settled as quickly as possible and there are no unwelcome hurdles along the way; in this instance, we are happy to work alongside the trusted friend or family member to ensure a satisfactory outcome for everyone involved.

Our experts have a great deal of experience in handling estate administration procedures for clients in Essex. From valuing properties and managing inheritance tax returns to dealing with utility companies and government bodies in order to ensure all accounts, payments and benefits associated with the deceased are stopped promptly, the team here at Hook & Partners will guide you through the entire probate process from start to finish. We will take great care to ensure that any issues are dealt with quickly and sensitively, and that you are aware of our progress at all times.

We have a whole team dedicated to finding a solution to your problem.

Our expertise in matters relating to Wills & Probate means we are a partner of choice for Finders, one of the firms that act for BBC TV’s Heir Hunters.

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Our Essex based probate solicitors are part of a select panel who deal with challenging intestacy problem cases. Discover how you can benefit from their professional probate and estate administration experience.

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