Estate administration

If you're administering the estate of someone who has died, Tees can guide you through the process from start to finish.

What is estate administration?

Estate administration handles all the finances, assets and debts of somebody who has died. This can be difficult experience for a family following a death. You’ve got enough on your hands without the stress of the extra work.

We can help you make sense of it all. Tees can take on the practical responsibilities, because we understand estate administration inside out. We've got the expertise to cover every angle, and sort every detail as quickly and tidily as possible. We're here to take some of the pressure off, and leave you free to deal with what's important.

How we can help you

We can help you through every step of administering an estate. From start to finish - and everything in-between. You can ask us to do as much, or as little, as you need.

Our expert probate solicitors will listen carefully to what you need, and take the time to really understand you. We'll explain your options in clear, plain English. Then we'll give you the best professional guidance on how to move forward.

What to do if there's no Will

For example, if there’s no will (otherwise known as intestacy) we’ll find out who’s entitled to manage the estate and who might benefit from it. Sometimes this involves complex trust rules that govern who gets what.

What to do if you need a Grant of Probate

Alternatively, you might need a grant of probate. This is the name of the process where there is a will that confirms the executors' authority to deal with the estate. 

But getting a grant of probate can be time consuming and stressful. You have to attend court and pay fees for a personal application. Instead, we can prepare all the papers and apply to the court on your behalf.

You can trust in Tees 

Every case is different. No matter what your individual circumstances might be, we can find a way to help.

For example, for the elderly and disabled we offer home visits if it's hard for you to get to our office. You can also ask our team for advice on all sorts of issues, such as:

  • Getting a grant
  • Inheritance tax, claiming reliefs and so on
  • General administration of an estate, including accounts
  • Post-death variations

A service tailored to you

You decide how much help you need – you might want some simple advice on how to manage the estate, or just to obtain the grant of probate, or you might want us to take on the whole job for you. Whatever you need and whenever you need it, our team is here to help. Call us now for a confidential chat, and we'll show you how we can help.

Call our Wills and Probate solicitors on...

0800 013 1165

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Q: Where is your office?

Tees has five offices - Bishop's Stortford, Cambridge, Chelmsford, Royston and Saffron Walden. We're happy to see you at the office of your choice, and our solicitors or financial advisers can travel to an office that suits you. You can find directions on our website here.

Q: How can I contact Tees?

You can phone us on 0800 013 1165 or email hello@teeslaw.com. If you need to speak with a particular person, you'll find their contact details on the 'Our People' section. 

Q: Is there parking at your office?

Yes, all of our offices have parking nearby. Our Bishop's Stortford, Cambridge, Chelmsford and Saffron Walden offices have onsite parking. Our Royston office has free parking a short walk away.

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