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Probate Matters

Probate Services & Grant Applications

Probate is a greatly misunderstood subject and causes some confusion when someone passes away. It can be a complex area and it can also be relatively straightforward.

NJ Legal Services can work with you to ensure that all the correct documentation is provided. For Probate services and advice across the UK, no matter where you are, we can set up a consultation over the phone or video call – get in touch to book your consultation.

The main thing to understand is that a Grant of Probate is only a requirement if a financial institution requests it after the death of someone. In a way it is an official “proving of the Will” by HM Courts & Tribunals.

Probate can be a much smoother experience if there is a Will, it’s very important to make sure you have a Will in place. See our Will Writing Services for more information.

You will generally find that anyone who has Assets over a certain amount in their Estate on their death will have their personal representatives also known as the Executives having to apply for a Grant of Probate before these financial institutions will release any money due.

We offer a free, no obligation consultation at a time to suit you, to discuss your needs.

0800 689 0923

You can always email us directly at info@njlegalservices.co.uk with any questions you have about our services.

Review from Mrs V Billing

Nigel Johnson is the most professional and helpful friendly solicitor I have ever had the privilege too speak with. We have been in contact by phone and letters over the last few weeks sorting out my husband and my wills etc. If you have any queries he is just a phone call away and has a lot of patience, explaining things thoroughly. Excellent service highly recommended.

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    Grant Applications and Inheritance Tax

    We offer a highly competitive alternative to most providers by offering the choice of a full service and working the Grant application from start to finish and advise and take care of any inheritance tax issues.

    Alternatively we can provide help and support in just part of the work to be undertaken and work alongside the appointed Executors therefore reducing the costs. Either way will be totally transparent with costs and offer highly competitive packages to help in this often difficult area.

    We are also able to work with our other partners should we have a larger and much more complex case, which helps save time and money in providing a solution.

    Give us a call to discuss probate services today on 0800 689 0923, or visit our contact page for more details.

    Preparing Probate Documents

    Often the confusion is caused because bank A may request a Grant with savings of say £20,000 however bank B are happy to release funds of say £25,000 without the need for a Grant.

    Executors have a choice to complete Probate themselves or they can choose professionals to complete the task.

    We are available from 9 am – 9 pm Monday to Friday and 9 am – 12:30 pm on Saturdays.

    0800 689 0923

    Give us a call or email us directly at info@njlegalservices.co.uk with any questions you have about our services.

    Client reviews

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    Richard Greasley – We were recommended by a friend to use Nigel and the service has been fantastic. We had a virtual meeting to discuss our requirements and then within a few days the Wills were typed up by Nigel for me and my Wife to review. Would highly recommend and use for other needs in the future.

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    Martin Y – Excellent service. Nigel provides all the information required in a professional and patient way. Would highly recommend him.

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    Catherine Hicks – I contacted Nigel during the pandemic so all our discussions had to be held over the telephone. He was very professional, friendly and nothing was too much trouble. Any questions I needed to ask were answered quickly. I could recommend him for his services to anyone who may be interested.

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