What can you expect from the call?
Designed to assist those facing the probate process, the Probate Network recognises that sometimes the only professional support required is some basic guidance. It is for this reason that we offer free twenty-minute probate consultations. We provide access to a nationwide network of probate professionals (including probate solicitors in Reading) who can assist you with various probate-related matters, such applying for a Grant of Probate, estate administration, inheritance tax, intestacy law, international probate and contentious probate. The probate solicitor you speak with can provide you with guidance on the likely fees for probate if you need more advice or support after the free consultation.
The network connects you with a knowledgeable probate solicitor when you book a call. Our pre-call probate checklist provides you with a list of documents that maybe required to complete probate. Even if you don’t have all the documents, reviewing the probate checklist will ensure that you are well prepared for your call.
The initial probate advice maybe free but that does not mean a compromise on quality. The probate solicitor you speak with will be a member of the Law Society of England and Wales and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and when possible, will be a probate solicitor in Reading.
What happens after the call?
After consulting with a Reading probate solicitor, you’ll have a better understanding of your legal obligations with regards to probate. The information and guidance you receive will allow you to navigate the probate process with greater confidence. If you ask for a probate quote you will also be aware of the associated costs if you require professional support. If you don’t request a probate quote at the time of the call, you can always request a probate quote online at a later date.
In the event of disputed wills or probate, the call will provide insight into the legalities involved and the costs of professional help to fight your claim. Contentious probate is a tricky area. It’s sometimes difficult to find the balance between the legal costs, the likelihood of success and the damage a dispute can cause to family relationships. The probate solicitor can at least help you make an informed decision about the first two points.
Why does the Network offer this service?
It can be complicated to navigate probate, but the Network aims to simplify the probate process and offer accessible support whenever it’s needed. The Network was created following the Founders experience of trying to get an answer to a simple question, “Is probate required?”. Finding a solicitor who would answer the question without issuing a huge bill was difficult. The Probate Network connects those who need probate advice with qualified probate solicitors who are willing to offer some free guidance.
The call will provides you with two things
- Free probate advice
- The opportunity to assess if the probate solicitor is someone you would like to work with should you require further (paid for) advice.
The Probate Services Business Directory
Find probate-related services in and around Reading with the probate services directory. It’s a searchable directory which can put you in touch with a variety of service providers which include property advice to charity support, burial information and probate insurance. If you’re seeking information or dealing with probate, this directory is the perfect place to start.