Probate Solicitors Southampton

Our experienced probate solicitors in Southampton are here to help you through the entire process, from advising on all legal aspects to the guidance of practical arrangements.

What is probate?

Probate is a complex legal process of dealing with the estate, the sum of a person’s assets, of someone who has died. Usually, this involves clearing any debts and distributing the assets according to the will.

To carry out probate, the executors of the will need to apply to the Probate Registry in order to obtain a Grant of Probate, a legal document giving the legal authority to administer the estate. If there is not a will or executors aren’t named on the will, a family member can apply for a grant of Letters of Administration.

Once the Grant of Probate has been obtained, the executors can begin the process of dealing with the deceased’s wishes, including identifying all assets and liabilities, paying inheritance and capital gains tax and distributing and transferring the assets to beneficiaries.

Our experienced probate solicitors at Trethowans provide a full probate service to help guide you through all the legal processes and practicalities of clearing your loved one’s estate. To learn more, please don’t hesitate to call our team of specialist probate solicitors in Southampton today on 023 8032 1000.

Trethowans shortlisted private client excellence award

Tailored services from our expert probate solicitors in Southampton

Dealing with probate can be extremely complex, especially is the estate is large or someone contests the contents of the will. Our experienced and professional probate solicitors in Southampton, who were shortlisted for The Law Society Excellence Awards in 2018 will act on your behalf to ensure the distribution of the assets is conducted legally and efficiently.

Our probate solicitors offer a full and comprehensive cost-efficient service that includes handling all aspects of the process including;

  • Advising executors of the will on all legal aspects and any associated risks
  • Provide administration of the estate from start to finish, tailored according to your needs
  • Obtaining Grants of Permission or, if there are no executors or will, Letters of Administration
  • Negotiating with HMRC on your behalf in regard to any applicable taxes you may be liable for
  • Dealing with all practical arrangements such as funeral preparations, property clearance, valuations, settling of debts including insurers and utility providers, manage provisions for carers and widows/widowers and supporting executors of the will

Why choose Trethowan’s team of probate solicitors in Southampton?

Our probate solicitors in Southampton are among the most experienced in the field and understand dealing with probate is a very difficult time for friends and family of the deceased. We will be there every step of the way to guide, advise and support you through the entire probate process. As each case is different, we tailor our services to fit in with your requirements so you can be sure you will receive the support you need.

Our expert solicitors take pride in their work to ensure it is conducted efficiently and to the highest possible standard, including working hard to secure the best tax savings, so you can rest assured probate will be completed as quickly as possible.

As well as providing excellent legal services, our team also give help and advice on practical considerations when clearing a loved one’s estate, from utility providers and property clearance to re-homing of pets and personal arrangements for those close to the deceased.

“May I thank you for your considerable assistance to my mother in her role as Executor for my aunt’s estate. I know my mother has much appreciated your kind and efficient approach to the estate administration and to earlier matters relating to my aunt.”

An excerpt from a letter to Trethowans in January 2018, typical of the comments we often receive.

Trethowans law firm has offices located in Southampton. To arrange a consultation with one of our specialist probate solicitors in Southampton, don’t hesitate t get in touch on 023 8032 1000. We will help you secure your assets and affairs.