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Executry (Probate) Lawyers, Aberdeen

The death of a family member or close friend is an extremely difficult time. As well as dealing with the loss of a loved one, many legal matters need to be sorted out. Our team can support you through this painful time. Please complete our online enquiry form today or call us on 01224 515591.

We aim to make the executry process as smooth and straight-forward as possible, no matter the size of the estate or the complexity of the situation.

Executor Support

When a person dies, an Executor is appointed to deal with the deceased person’s estate. In cases where there was a will in place, an Executor will usually be named in the will. There can be more than one Executor, and a firm of solicitors is often appointed as an Executor alongside the family to support them with the executry process.

Executors have a significant amount of responsibility. They are responsible for arranging confirmation, for paying any outstanding debts on behalf of the deceased, for winding up the estate and for distributing the deceased’s assets amongst their beneficiaries. There may also be inheritance tax issues to deal with.

This process involves interaction with the court and the filing of documents with HMRC. For this reason, many people choose to instruct the services of an experienced executry solicitor to guide them through the process.

Our team have a vast array to experience with estates large and small. We understand how difficult this time can be for a family and we bring a sympathetic and understanding approach to all we do.

The ways we can help you include:

  • Securing permission from the court to ingather the deceased's estate (this is known as Confirmation in Scotland);
  • Dealing with inheritance tax (IHT)
  • Completing all necessary forms and paperwork required by the courts and HMRC
  • Assisting with valuations of the deceased's property
  • Calculating the value of the estate
  • Preparing the executry account
  • Distributing the deceased’s assets in accordance with the will

You do not have to face executry matters alone. Contact our friendly team today.

What if There is No Will?

When there is no will in place, an Executor will be appointed by the court. When someone dies without making a will, they are described in law as being intestate which means their estate will be distributed according to the rules of intestacy.

Contact Aberdeen Executry Lawyers

Our team have been serving the people of Aberdeen for generations and can assist you with all aspects of executry. We clearly explain the executry process and provide straight-forward advice and assistance throughout. Fill in our online enquiry form or call us to find out how we can help you.

Please complete our online enquiry form today or call us on 01224 515591.

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