Dealing with the death of a loved one can be the most difficult period in any person’s life. When it comes to handling the formalities around that, our support can lessen the load.
When a person dies they usually leave possessions including money and property. Some also leave debts or unforeseen inheritance tax issues. Everything needs to be dealt with by the personal representative of the estate through a process called probate. This is the legal name for the court’s authority for somebody, either named in the will or appointed by the court, to administer the estate - to share it out, tie up loose ends and get things in order.
We specialise in this process, from the point at which someone dies. You may be uncertain about whether or not a will had been made and how you could or should get involved in making sure that assets and debts are dealt with properly.
For most people, this is unfamiliar territory. To make matters more challenging, the terminology and the strict legal processes involved can be difficult to get to grips with. At Hegarty Solicitors we strip away the complexity, offering you clear guidance on what you should do and how you should do it.
We are experienced in all types of probate and estate administration cases from the relatively straightforward to complicated situations involving high value, multiple parties and international elements. No two sets of circumstances are the same, which is why our skill in listening and understanding is so important. It is also why our advice is bespoke and delivered in a way which suits you.
We can also help you with contesting a Will if you a loved one or family member has died and you feel that you have not been adequately or fairly provided for.