Probate Services

Probate Services in Cheltenham & Gloucestershire

There is much to sort out following a bereavement, at a time when you are perhaps not physically or emotionally able to deal with everyday activities as you would normally, let alone the mountain of paperwork that needs completing. Holding Hands in Cheltenham offer personalised probate services designed to see you through these difficult times, in the comfort of your own home, without engaging the perhaps unnecessary costs of a Solicitor.

When someone dies you may need to apply for a ‘grant of representation’. This gives you the legal right to deal with the person’s property, money and possessions (their estate). The right to deal with the estate of someone who has died is called Probate. The need for Probate is dependent on the size of the estate rather than the existence of a Will. It is not necessary to employ a Solicitor to obtain the Grant of Probate, especially as this can be costly.

Many people think that they can obtain a Grant of Probate themselves and carry out the necessary work to transfer someone’s estate to the correct beneficiaries. Some probably can, but it is important to understand the implications of obtaining the Grant in their own names before they start the process. They may think they are saving the estate money but it isn’t always the case.

A lot of Companies will charge a fee for Probate based on the size of the Estate. As I offer a personal service, I feel the time taken to help you through this process is more important, rather than the amount of money to be received!

Home visits in Gloucestershire

I will visit you in the comfort of your own home, complete all necessary paperwork, including any required Inheritance Tax forms and obtain Probate for you.