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Probate and estate administration

If someone close to you has passed away, our experts can guide you through the probate and estate administration process.

Dealing with paperwork and asset distribution may be the last thing you feel like doing at a time of great distress. We can put you in touch with experts who can help you through the probate and estate administration process.


Probate and Wills

When a person dies, someone has to deal with their affairs after their death. This is either an executor who is named in the Will or the next of kin if the person died without leaving a valid Will.

Executors are legally and financially responsible for identifying all assets, paying debts and correctly distributing the deceased’s estate.

This whole process is called ‘estate administration’ and part of the process may involve having to apply for a ‘Grant of Probate’. This is a legal document from the Probate Registry to prove that a particular person has authority to deal with the estate. Probate isn’t always required.


How can the Family Building Society help?

We have partnered with specialist provider, Wellers Law Group, who can offer a comprehensive service to handle every aspect of estate administration. Their service is based on a tried and trusted methodology with each case being personally owned by a specific solicitor, giving you continuity and one point of contact.

The Wellers Law Group was established in 1881 and has grown to incorporate a number of very highly regarded legal firms including Wellers Hedleys, based in Surrey, and Wellers Reece-Jones, based in Sevenoaks. Wellers are committed to adding real value, by addressing your legal needs and finding you better, more practical answers.

Estate administration can be a complicated and lengthy process. As a Family Building Society customer, Wellers Law Group offer advice on your next steps. 

To find out more, have a look at our Probate and estate administration guide or please contact our friendly team:

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Wellers guide to probate and estate administration

Further information on every aspect of estate administration and the services Wellers Law Group offer.