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Legal Fee Information for Uncontested Probate

Introduction

Probate is the court-supervised process of gathering a deceased person’s assets, paying debts and taxes and distributing what is left to those who are named as inheritors, in the Will.

Uncontested probate is where there is no dispute over the Will and distribution of assets.

Below we provide you with information on our Legal Fees, disbursements and the length of time it will take to complete your matter.

Legal Fees and Disbursements

Legal Fees is the amount you will be required to pay for all of the work performed by us in actioning your instructions, from commencement of your case to conclusion.

Below we detail what services are covered in our standard fee.

The exact cost will depend on the individual circumstances of the matter. For example, if there is one beneficiary and no property, costs will be at the lower end of the range. If there are multiple beneficiaries, a property and multiple bank accounts, costs will be at the higher end.

We will handle the full process for you. Our Standard Fee estimate above is for estates where: -

If at any stage our fees change, we will notify you and discuss the reason for any changes. This would typically occur if you change your instructions or your case involves an unforeseen complexity.

Disbursements

Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf, to ensure a smoother process.

You will be provided with a full list of disbursements in our formal quotation. If you need to incur any further disbursements during your case, you will be notified in advance of the reason and the amount.

Typical disbursements will include: -

How long will this take?

On average, estates that fall within this range are dealt with within 9 – 18 months. Typically, obtaining the grant of probate takes 12 - 18 weeks.

Collecting assets then follows, which can take between 6 - 12 weeks. Once this has been done, we can distribute the assets, which normally takes 2 - 3 weeks.

Stages of the Process

The precise stages involved in an uncontested probate vary according to the circumstances. We have set out the key stages of a standard transaction: -

Potential additional costs

Further potential costs may arise where: -

Questions

If you have any questions relating to our services and our fees, please contact us 020 7486 5131 or email us admin@mwh-law.co.uk.

Legal Team

The following team members handle all Uncontested Probate matters:

In every case that we handle, we are committed to the very highest levels of client care