The Legal Considerations

Funeralcare / The Legal Considerations

Considering the legalities following the death of a close friend or relative can be extremely difficult and so Our Place have The Midcounties Co Operative Funeralcare on hand to provide free legal advice.

They can help you to make the right arrangements in matters concerning your loved one’s will and personal affairs and you will be able to speak candidly with them concerning anything of a legal nature.

For instance, you may require assistance with dealing with your loved one’s will or you may be feeling confused as to how you should cope with the administrative matters that will need to be looked at concerning the deceased’s estate. In the meantime, here’s some things to consider:

The Will

Many people include important information relating to their preferred funeral arrangements in their Will, so it is often imperative that you get access to your loved one’s Will before beginning to make any plans for the ceremony. You can use your solicitor even if the deceased used the services of another solicitor when drawing up the Will.

The Estate

If you have been left with the task of dealing with your loved one’s estate, which can include both possessions and property, you will need to follow the correct procedures for handling legal, tax and administrative duties. It may be the case that Probate, also known as Confirmation in Scotland, is needed.

You may decide to handle the administration of your loved one’s estate on your own, but it can be a wise decision to appoint a legal professional to complete this difficult work instead.

The Co-operative Legal Services can help you with obtaining a grant of probate, if required, the completion of tax returns, the collection of estate assets, the payment of debts and the distribution of the residue of the estate. Click here to find out more information.

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