01622 298148
172 Woodlands Road, Aylesford, Maidstone, Kent, ME20 6EY


What is probate?

If you’re named as an executor of someone’s Will, you’ll need a legal document called a grant of probate that gives you the right to sort out their affairs.

Proof of probate is often required when dealing with banks and other financial institutions, local authorities, tax and pensions, insurance and , if selling a property, estate agents. In most cases, the relevant institution will need to see the grant of probate before transferring control of the assets.

Probate can be a lengthy process, depending on the size, value and complexity of someone’s estate but it is much easier if that person has made a Will.

If there isn’t a Will, sorting out a loved one’s affairs can become much more complicated, time consuming and costly. Sorting this out at a time when it can be hard to focus can be a daunting prospect and having help can make the process much easier to deal with.

What is probate & why is it required?

Before the assets of the deceased can be distributed to beneficiaries, the Executor must apply to the High Court for a ‘Grant of Probate’. This is a legal document that the Executor needs in order to deal with assets such as bank accounts, investment, property etc.

If you are faced with sorting out and finalising the affairs of a loved one who has passed away then you may feel overwhelmed by all the work ahead – especially when you’re grieving.

Facing probate can be a daunting and frustrating experience at a very stressful and emotional time and that’s why we are here to help you through the process.

We can ensure that the final figures are as they should be and filed in good time allowing you to focus on yourself and those around you.

We provide a bespoke service to our client be they a sole trader or small company. Our aim is to give the kind of reliable, efficient and cost-effective service we ourselves would expect to receive. Call us on 01622 298148.

What We Can Do For You

Book-keeping | Preparation of accounts for the Self-employed | Ltd Company Statutory Accounts | Filing of Corporation Tax Returns | Filing of Individual Self-Assessment Tax Returns | CIS Subcontractors – Accounts prepared and tax refunds applied for | New company start-ups | Preparation of VAT Returns | Payroll Service | Tax planning and advice | Sage Software Training | Company Secretarial | Wills & Trusts | Lasting Powers of Attorney | Inheritance Trusts | Property Trusts | Probate