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PROBATE

RJM Solicitors provide expert probate services with compassionate and efficient estate handling.

Our compassionate team understands the challenges of dealing with probate during difficult times. We handle all legal complexities, including grants of representation, asset management, debt settlement, and estate distribution. Whether it's a simple case or a contested situation, our skilled solicitors ensure a smooth process, providing personalised support, clear explanations, and regular updates. Rest assured, your loved one's estate will be meticulously handled in compliance with all legal requirements.

Looking To Secure Your Family's Future?

Efficient and Compassionate Probate Services Tailored to Your Needs

Welcome to RJM Solicitor, your reliable local law firm offering expert Probate services. Dealing with the legal and administrative complexities of probate can be overwhelming during an already challenging time. That's why our dedicated team of solicitors is here to provide you with comprehensive support and guidance throughout the probate process.

At RJM Solicitors, we understand the emotional and practical difficulties that can arise when handling the affairs of a loved one who has passed away. With our wealth of experience in probate law, we offer a compassionate and professional approach to help ease the burden on you and your family.

Our probate services cover a wide range of areas, including obtaining grants of representation, managing assets, settling debts, and distributing estates in accordance with the deceased's wishes. Whether you're facing a simple probate case or a more complex situation involving contested assets or inheritance disputes, our skilled solicitors will navigate the legal intricacies on your behalf, ensuring a smooth and efficient process.

As a local law firm, we pride ourselves on building strong relationships with our clients. We provide personalised support tailored to your specific circumstances, taking the time to listen and understand your needs. Our team will guide you through every step of the probate journey, offering clear explanations, answering your questions, and providing regular updates, so you feel informed and empowered throughout the process.

With our in-depth knowledge of probate law and current regulations, you can trust that your loved one's estate will be handled meticulously and in compliance with all legal requirements. We will ensure that all necessary documents are prepared accurately and efficiently, minimising delays and complications.

At RJM Solicitors, we are committed to providing compassionate and reliable probate services to assist you during this challenging time. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and let our experienced team help you navigate the probate process with care and expertise.

Our areas of expertise include:

  • Probate

  • Administering an Estate

  • Deed of Variation

Call or email us today to book a consultation!

Frequently Asked Questions

What Does Probate To Mean?

Probate is the legal right to deal with someone's property, money and possessions (their 'estate') when they die.

 

What Does Probate Actually Do?

Probate is the entire process of administering a dead person's estate. This involves organising their money, assets and possessions and distributing them as inheritance – after paying any taxes and debts. If the deceased has left a Will, it will name someone that they've chosen to administer their estate.

 

What Are The Duties and Responsibilities of an Executor During The Probate Process?

An executor is responsible for managing the deceased person's estate during the probate process. Their duties may include identifying and valuing assets, paying debts and taxes, distributing assets to beneficiaries according to the Will or intestacy laws, and fulfilling any other legal obligations. Executors have a fiduciary duty to act in the best interests of the estate and its beneficiaries.

How Is Inheritance Tax Calculated and When Is It Payable During Probate?

 

Inheritance tax is a tax on the estate of a deceased person. It is calculated based on the value of the estate and any applicable exemptions or reliefs. Inheritance tax is generally payable if the estate's value exceeds the inheritance tax threshold, which is subject to change. The tax is typically paid before probate is granted, and it must be settled before the estate can be distributed to beneficiaries.

Can An Estate Go Through Probate If There Is No Will?

Yes, an estate can go through probate even if there is no Will. In such cases, the estate is distributed according to the rules of intestacy, which are legal guidelines that determine how assets are divided among the deceased person's closest relatives. The probate process in these situations involves appointing an administrator (instead of an executor) to handle the estate administration.

What Happens If Someone Challenges The Validity of a Will During Probate?

If someone challenges the validity of a will during probate, it can lead to a contested probate proceeding. The court will review the evidence and arguments presented by both sides to determine the validity of the will.

Can An Executor Be Removed or Replaced During The Probate Process?

 

Yes, in certain circumstances, an executor can be removed or replaced during the probate process. If an executor is not fulfilling their duties, mismanaging the estate, or acting against the best interests of the beneficiaries, it may be possible to apply to the court to have them removed. However, there must be valid grounds and evidence to support the removal or replacement of an executor.

Your Probate Expert

Ryan Owen - Director

Ryan, a dedicated Solicitor deeply rooted in the local community, offers comprehensive legal services across all areas of law. With a rich background of collaborating with prestigious law firms, he delivers exceptional solutions and unwavering support to clients, ensuring their legal needs are met with utmost professionalism.

Ryan Owen, RJM Solicitors Merthyr Tydfil South Wales specialise in matrimonial, divorce, l
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Your Probate Expert

Reynold Mahoney - Director

A seasoned legal professional with over 30 years experience and founder of RJM Solicitors. Dedicated to providing top-notch legal solutions and securing favourable outcomes for clients, he brings unrivalled expertise and a proven track record to every case.

Your Probate Expert

Karen Jones - Director

Karen, an experienced Solicitor with expertise in conveyancing, Wills & Probate and Lasting Power of Attorney. Trusted for her comprehensive legal knowledge and meticulous approach, she delivers industry leading services to ensure smooth property transactions, estate planning and protection of clients' interests.

Karen from RJM Solicitors Merthyr Tydfil South Wales specialise in matrimonial, divorce, l

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