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What do I do when someone has died?
It can be difficult to know where to start when it comes to dealing with the practical and financial tasks that need to be completed after someone has died.
At mfg our team of local experts can assist you at the outset offering initial practical advice from registering the death and arranging the funeral through to distribution of inheritance to beneficiaries.
A loved one has died and I have their Will but I do not know what I should be doing with their bank accounts and property?
Our private client team are experienced in all aspects of probate and estate administration. We can guide you through the practical steps and can provide a full estate administration service, including obtaining Grant of Probate (where there is a Will) or Letters of Administration (where there is no Will), completing HMRC forms, calculating Inheritance Tax and accounting to HMRC, encashing or transferring assets where necessary, settling liabilities, contacting beneficiaries and making distributions to those beneficiaries. Or in certain circumstances we can simply make a fast and efficient application for Grant of Probate only.
For more information on probate and estate administration or to enquire about our free initial consultations please call us to speak to one of our friendly experts.
What happens if there is a Will but I want to include someone who has not been mentioned in the Will?
It is possible to alter how an estate is distributed when someone dies with or without leaving a Will or if a Will is invalid, by Deed of Variation provided all those due to inherit agree .
To discuss the preparation of a Deed of Variation further, please contact one of our specialists.