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Executry Lawyers Clarkston, Giffnock

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We understand that the thought of dealing with a loved one’s property after they’ve passed away can be upsetting and stressful. That’s why, at Claphams Solicitors in Clarkston, we offer clear guidance and compassionate support so all the legal requirements can be dealt with efficiently.

At this difficult time, you need trustworthy, understanding and professional Executry lawyers to guide you through the legal formalities and to take as much of the burden off your shoulders as possible. We can provide any level of support you need, from offering initial advice on what steps to take next to handling all the elements involved in winding up the estate.

What happens next?

There are a few steps to be taken after a loved one passes. We can take care of as many of these for you as you wish.

  1. A medical certificate will need to be obtained from a GP or hospital doctor so the death can be registered. Once registered, the funeral arrangements can be made.
  2. The next step is to establish whether your loved one left a Will. If a Will was made, it will name the Executor, who is responsible for the management of the estate. The Executor’s role includes paying off debts and taxes, and distributing property, money and personal possessions to the beneficiaries. The Executor is usually a close family member or a solicitor, and there can be multiple executors.
  3. It may be necessary to obtain ‘Confirmation’ (sometimes referred to as Probate) so the executor can deal with money and other property belonging to your loved one. We can lodge an application for Confirmation (Probate) with the sheriff court and take steps to ensure this stage is dealt with swiftly.

What if there’s no Will (an intestate estate)?

If your loved one didn’t leave a Will, the law sets out how the assets should be distributed. Managing intestate estates is a much more demanding process; the requirements for how property and possessions should be distributed are particularly complex. That’s why in these cases it’s especially important to seek accurate and clear advice from specialist Executry solicitors. We have many years of experience dealing quickly and skilfully with intestate estates. If you wish to become the Executor of your loved one’s estate, we can arrange for the court to appoint you, through applying for a grant of Confirmation (Probate).  We can also can guide you through the responsibilities that come with this role.  

Expert Executry Solicitors Clarkston, Newton Mearns, Giffnock, Netherlee,&Eaglesham, Carmunnock, StewartonSouthside Glasgow 

We’re a small, compassionate team which provides Executry services for families in Clarkston, Newton Mearns, Giffnock, Netherlee and the surrounding areas in Glasgow. We’ll support you through this challenging time and make sure all the procedures and obligations are met swiftly and with minimal stress. A personal approach is important to us, so we’re happy to visit you at home if it’s difficult for you to come to us. Contact us today on 0141 620 0800 or fill out our online enquiry form.

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