Wills and Probate Law

  • Wills are complicated business, whether you are writing or receiving one
  • Sterling Law has expert lawyers in this field which can help you write or amend a will, whether to your relatives, a charity, or anyone else
  • Being told you are the beneficiary of a will can be equally stressful, however. There are a whole host of legal actions that you may have to take, and Sterling Law’s experience in this area will make sure the process for you is as smooth as possible. Among other things, we can help you contest a will, apply for probate, and claim your property.

What is probate?

  • Probate is the legal right to deal with someone else’s estate upon their death
  • An ‘estate’ is defined as a person’s property, money, and possessions
  • Applying for, and getting probate, can take a long time, particularly with the time taken to process applications. Sterling Law’s help means that, when you are named in a will, you will be able to deal with the estate of the person who wrote the will as quickly as possible, and without complicated issues that can set you back – you could even be fined for submitting the incorrect information!
  • If a will has not been left, but you are legally entitled to their property due to being a family member or otherwise, you will need a grant of letters of administration – which Sterling Law can help you apply for
  • Sometimes, probate is not needed. It can be frustrating to start the process only to realise that it is not required, such as in cases where the deceased person only had savings or premium bonds, or jointly owned property, land, shares, or money with someone else. Our team can help you save time and money by making sure the right steps are taken at every part of the process.
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