Administration of Estates
Sadly when someone passes away family and friends not only have to deal with the emotional side but also the financial and other practical matters which arise such as arranging the funeral, notifying banks and other financial institutions, clearing the property and dealing with utility companies.
On occasions individuals are able to deal with estates themselves very easily and just need some guidance as to where to go and what to do. On other occasions the estate is complex and the matters to be dealt with are never-ending and our professional help is required.
We offer a local and friendly service and have many years of experience to be able to help our clients in a sensitive and considered manner at one of the most difficult times in their life.
The person who takes your initial instructions will be the person that deals with your matter to the end, unless the expertise of another member of Ranson Houghton is required.
We offer a range of services from simply obtaining a Grant with information that you supply to us, to undertaking the complete administration in every detail, including dealing with all the assets, discharging all the liabilities and distributing the estate.
We also give advice on ways to minimize liability to inheritance tax and other taxes, maybe by redirecting the estate under a Deed of Variation.