What can you expect?
When you reach out to The Probate Network, you’ll be put in touch with reliable and empathetic probate solicitors in Birmingham who will provide some initial free probate advice via a twenty minute telephone consultation. The probate solicitor be a member of the Law Society and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. The call won’t be a sales pitch, but instead a chance for you to get genuine free advice that can help you plan your next steps. You can discuss various probate-related matters during the call.
Common discussions relate to:
Additionally, you can ask for a probate quote if you need further assistance. If a quote during the call isn’t considered, there is always the option to request a probate quote at a later date using our online form.
Why use The Probate Network?
Not all solicitors offer free advice, which is why The Probate Network stands out. By connecting you with a probate solicitor in Birmingham who is willing to provide free probate advice, you can get the answers you need and determine if the solicitor is someone you can work with should you need further advice in the future.
The Probate Checklist
Before your call, it’s advisable to review The Probate Network’s probate checklist, which lists all of the necessary documents for completing the probate process. Doing so will ensure that you’re fully prepared for the call which means you can make the most of the free advice offered.
What happens next?
After the call, you’ll have a better understanding of your legal position, which will help you decide whether you need the support of a probate solicitor. If you do, you’ll have a clear idea of the costs and timeframes involved. You can request assistance from the probate solicitor for specific elements of the probate process, such as calculating inheritance tax and exemptions, which can be a complex and tricky area to navigate. It’s also possible to apply for the Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration and then ask the probate solicitor for help with estate administration and distribution, a common request if there are lots of beneficiaries or complex financial arrangements to unravel. Or sometimes it’s the other way around. A solicitor is used to secure the Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration and then the personal representatives deal with finalising the estate. Whichever way our Birmingham based probate solicitors can help, they will be pleased to offer you support and guidance.
If your consultation pertains to contentious probate, you’ll gain insight into whether you have grounds to contest and the likelihood of success, as well as an estimate of the legal costs involved. Unfortunately litigation is rarely cheap and so the cost has to be balanced with the value of the estate plus the potential damage to family relationships which a long drawn our dispute will no doubt cause.
The Probate Services Business Directory
The Probate Network’s probate services business directory is another useful resource, allowing you to find a range of probate service providers in Birmingham and beyond. Throughout the probate process it’s likely you will need the support of a range of professionals who can help. The directory includes providers for:
- probate finance and probate loans designed specifically to pay inheritance tax or to obtain an inheritance advance.
- probate insurance including executors insurance and unoccupied house insurance
- RICs property valuers
- asset and will searches
- burial and cremation
- valuers for all types of property including jewels and cars
- Probate specific house clearance
This is just a few of the services listed in the searchable directory.
At The Probate Network, we pride ourselves on delivering on our promises, providing pressure-free advice that empowers you to make informed decisions.