Wills & Probate Advice
Probate Law: What to Do After Someone Dies
When someone dies, there are many things that will need your attention and it can be difficult to know what you need to do first during this confusing and emotional time.
We can help you to:
1. Understand step-by-step what to do when someone dies if the person's left a will and what to do if they haven't left a will
2. Understand Probate law and when it applies to your situation
3. Understand the roles and responsibilities of administrators and executors
4. Draft your own will so that you can ensure your loved ones are looked after and prevent any family disputes by making your wishes clear.
Please note that the following information only covers the Law for people domiciled in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The Law is different for people domiciled in Scotland, Eire, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and all other countries.
Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the information is up-to-date at the time of writing, please be aware that the wills and probate Law changes and your will should be reviewed about every five years to make sure it reflects any changes in your circumstances or wishes or any relevant changes in the Law.
For more information on wills and probate, see our books'Wills and Probate' and 'What to do When Someone Dies'