Probate Solicitors in Milton Keynes
If you have been named as the Executor of a Will, are the beneficiary of a Will, or are unhappy with the inheritance you have been left in a Will, getting the right legal advice and representation is highly advisable.
An experienced probate solicitor can ensure that you correctly discharge all of your duties if acting as an Executor and they can handle many of the details for you. If you are the beneficiary of a Will, they can handle any legal processes that need to be taken care of to secure your inheritance. If you wish to challenge a Will, a solicitor can advise you on the strength of your claim and your options for pursuing it.
Franklins’ expert probate solicitors in Milton Keynes are highly experienced in helping clients to navigate the probate process. We can ensure your duties are discharged correctly and that your interests are protected, while making the process as simple, fast and stress-free as possible.
If you need help with handling any issues related to probate and inheritance, our expert probate solicitors in Milton Keynes can help. Get in touch by calling 01908 660966 or using our contact form for a prompt response.
Franklins’ probate service in Milton Keynes
Our probate solicitors in Milton Keynes can help with every aspect of the probate process, including:
- Being an Executor of an estate
- Applying for a Grant of Probate
- Applying for a Grant of Representation
- Handling intestacy cases, where the deceased did not leave a Will
- Challenging a Will
- Defending against a challenge to a Will
- Any other aspect of contentious probate
- Inheritance tax and other tax liabilities
Whatever your requirements, we can offer a bespoke service that meets your needs.
Frequently Asked Questions about probate
What does the Executor of a Will have to do?
As the Executor of a Will, you are legally responsible for handling the deceased’s estate, including distributing their assets as specified in the Will and paying any outstanding bills and taxes, including inheritance tax.
What happens if there is no Will?
Where there is no Will, the deceased is said to have died “intestate”. Who inherits is then normally determined by the law, rather than what the deceased’s wishes might have been. Exactly who inherits will depend on whether there is a surviving spouse, civil partner or children (including both biological and adopted children, but not stepchildren).
Where there is no surviving spouse, civil partner or children, other close relatives may be able to inherit. If there are no sufficiently close relatives, the deceased’s whole estate will normally go to the Crown.
Can you dispute a Will?
You may be able to challenge a Will if you think it is unfair, but the grounds for doing so are limited. These include if you believe the Will was not created in a legally sound manner and, in some circumstances, if you are a child of the deceased who has been disinherited, or given a particularly small inheritance relative to the size of the estate. However, such challenges are often complicated and there is no guarantee of success.
Why use Franklins’ probate solicitors in Milton Keynes?
Franklins Solicitors has been helping clients to handle probate and related issues for over 30 years. Our team includes more than 100 staff split across our offices in central Milton Keynes and Northampton, giving us a high degree of expertise in many areas of the law.
We aim to be one of the most technologically advanced law firms in the UK, offering a truly modern approach to the law by combining traditional legal expertise with the latest innovations.
We are accredited to ISO 9001 standard and are also Lexcel accredited by the Law Society. We are a recognised Investor in People, meaning our staff receive the best possible training and support. As a result, we are able to provide excellence as standard, not as an exception.
Get in touch with our expert probate solicitors in Milton Keynes
If you need help with any aspect of the probate process, please contact our highly experienced probate solicitors in Milton Keynes now. You can contact us by calling 01908 660966 or click on the “next step” button below to request a call back.