We are delighted to announce that we are now licensed to provide probate and estate administration services.
What does this mean
We can save you or your family a lot of time and stress in the event of losing a loved one. There are certain protocols which need to be carried out upon a person’s death. Probate and estate administration is just one of these, but also the most complex, as the executors are required to file legal, financial and taxation information about the deceased’s estate.
However, we can ease this burden, particularly when the deceased was a client of ours, as we will have much of the financial and tax information to hand and are likely to know the next of kin. This can simplify and shorten the process and therefore help to keep the costs to a minimum.
What’s involved in the probate and estate administration process?
The process can be lengthy and complicated and will require the deceased’s personal representatives carrying out the following steps:
The probate and estate administration service complements our other services which may be of benefit from time to time, these include:
*Licensed by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales to carry out the reserved legal service of non-contentious probate in England and Wales.
Details of our probate accreditation can be viewed at www.icaew.com/probate under reference number C001034236.
For further information on Ward Williams Probate Service and/or advice on dealing with an estate please use the contact Malcolm McKinnell on firstname.lastname@example.org
Ward Williams was much more sympathetic to my circumstances. There was much more opportunity for me to ask for help when needed, and there was far less jargon in the information that they sent me.Clare Francis - Probate Client
Probate can be a very detailed procedure, as I knew from personal experience. But Ward Williams made the whole thing less daunting. They were very reassuring and clear about everything. Keeping us informed and letting us know we could ask for advice whenever we wanted.Sam Crossby - Probate Client
When taking on my fathers probate, the solicitor didn't explain that there were a number of things we could have done ourselves; in contrast, Ward Williams were clear from the start about the different options available to us and the associated costs of these options.Clare Francis - Probate Client
We felt we were always able to ask questions that we had or pop in for a meeting. We felt well looked after all the way through and it was very comforting to know that we had a professional firm to take the anxiety out of the process for us.Sam Crossby - Probate Client
The relationship in dealing with my parents tax has come to an end but the fact we are going to ask them to handle the trust speaks volumes about how we feel they dealt with the probate.Clare Francis - Probate Client
Ward Williams simply told us that they could provide the service, explaining what they could do if we wanted them to. Their approach was far more human, and much more appropriate to the circumstances.Sam Crossby - Probate Client
Personal relationships count for a lot in these circumstances and our relationship with Ward Williams is excellent.Clare Francis - Probate Client
Ward Williams were financial advisers to both parents and after my father died they continued to look after my mother's financial affairs. Because of that good understanding we felt they would be best placed to provide the expertise needed to see probate through and would handle everything in-house. The long-term relationship meant that we already had a high level of trust in them.Sam Crossby - Probate Client
We are always pleased to talk and discuss on a no obligation basis how we might assist.