Probate Services

Have you recently suffered a bereavement?

Dealing with someone’s affairs when they die can be complicated and confusing, especially when this has to be done at a difficult and emotional time. We, at A.R.K. Lasting Powers & Wills, can help support you and provide direction to administer your friend or loved one’s estate.

We’re a family-run service offering the expert, friendly support you need at this difficult time. Based in Stevenage, we support people across the north Herts and beyond, as needed.

Why use a Probate Service?

Our timely, sensitive Probate service helps you:

  • Reduce stress & confusion
  • Progress paperwork
  • Obtain monies owed to the estate

Best of all, our approachable team offers free advice without obligation.

Whether you need some advice on what steps you need to take in order to deal with the estate of a loved one, or you are looking for someone to carry out services on your behalf, we have the right answers and solutions for you – whatever your circumstances. At a time of loss, financial matters are very sensitive, so you can be reassured that we offer Fixed Fee Probate Services. This means we will agree the cost upfront, and there will be no hidden surprises. If you are fairly local to Stevenage we will visit to you at home to gather all the relevant documentation and information. If you are based outside the Stevenage area, we can work together remotely and paperwork can be sent to the relevant parties as needed. A strength of being a family-run business is that we’re very flexible and supportive, taking pride in our customer care.

For a free informal discussion about our Probate services, contact us today. Our rates are highly competitive, our service is personal, and we are dedicated to providing you with an excellent standard of customer care at this difficult time. Have a look at our Frequently Asked Questions for more information about the types of service we can offer and the ways we can help.

Fees for some of the additional actions that commonly need to be taken with an estate (eg. transferring a property into beneficiaries’ names) are detailed below. These sums are payable in addition to the standard fees for administering an estate. You will also see from the pricelist that we are able to arrange other property related legal services, such as conveyancing and Deeds of Trust at a very competitive rate.

Probate services (and associated work regarding property transfer/sale)

Full administration of an estate (ie. carrying out all executor responsibilities on their behalf) – The fee for this service will be dependent on the value and number of assets held and any other complexities but will typically be a very small percentage of the gross value of the estate.

Grant application only – based on information provided by the executors regarding assets/debts etc. – The fee for this service will be £749 (plus VAT). There will also be disbursements to pay such as the Probate fee of £273 plus £1.50 per copy of the Grant that is needed. If there is Inheritance Tax to pay, different more complex forms are required, and more work is needed, so the fee will be higher to reflect the additional amount of work involved.

If you are unsure of what steps to follow when a loved one dies, you can download our step by step guide here.

Or download our Probate Factsheet here.

For a no obligation chat about our probate services please call us on 01438 746977

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