Monday, 31 January 2011

Probate Small Estate

Probate Pack Small Estates

Price: £4.99

Everything you need to apply for Probate on a small estate.
A full refund for this product is available in the event that you are unable to complete the application and you require assistance from our Probate department.

Probate Full Estate

Probate IHT400 Full Estate

Price: £6.99

Everything you need to apply for Probate on a complex estate.
A full refund for this product is available in the event that you are unable to complete the application and you require assistance from our Probate department



Price: £9.99

All the information you need to enter a caveat against an estate to prevent somebody applying for probate.

DIY Probate Pack

DIY Probate Pack

Price: £199.00

For those who wish to undertake the probate process themselves we have provided this complete DIY Probate information Pack containing all of the necessary probate IHT205 and PA1 forms and sample letters that you will need to send to all major institutions, in order to ascertain the assets of the deceased’s estate and show you how to complete probate, including:
  • Credit card companies,
  • Banks,
  • HMRC (Inland Revenue)
  • Life Insurance Companies
  • Mortgage Company
  • Funeral Account
  • Shares
  • State Pension
  • Driving Licence
  • Passport
  • TV Licence
  • IHT205 form
  • IHT206 Help file
  • Complete list of Probate Registries
Once you purchase this probate infomration pack, if you later decide to instruct us to deal with the application on your behalf, you will receive a complete refund of your payment for this file.
This file is a compressed Zip file which most later versions of the MS Windows Operating system can open, alternatively for older versions you will need Winzip which is available free of charge.

Once opened you will need Microsoft Word to open all of the template letters and a pdf viewer to open the necessary probate forms. If you need help please do not hesitate to contact us directly on 0871 874 0275 or visit our site here.

Probate Form Packages

See above for our probate form package details or visit our site here.

Friday, 28 January 2011

Saturday, 30 October 2010

Notes in knowing what to do when someone dies

One of the most emotional times in your life is the death of a loved one, and it can be stressful arranging a funeral but there are ways to make the process easier.

Having a funeral planning checklist ensures you can do everything that is required without leaving anything out in the confusion that sometimes accompanies such events. First, you need to notify the relevant authorities. If the deceased passed on anywhere else other than in a nursing home or hospital, it is the family’s responsibility to notify the local authorities and complete a death certificate.

Choose an appropriate funeral home. This has to be in direct correlation to the budgeted cost of the funeral. If the deceased had a specific wish that they wanted to be made upon their death that relates to where they wanted their body kept before their funeral, this should be followed completely.

If there isn’t a will specifying a funeral home, then it is up to family to choose this. It must be clear who will pay for these costs and how that payment will be made.
If you would like to read our ‘Make a will’ brochure Click here to download it now.

Next, the funeral planning check list should provide for a meeting of friends and relatives to discuss the actual formalities. Iron out the logistics on people coming for the funeral from further away areas. This would entail facilitating accommodation at a nearby hotel or arranging hosting by persons that live near the funeral venue.

Communicate dates and times to everyone and for every key event once it has been agreed upon. Many people post a eulogy in the obituaries in the newspaper, but it is nowadays difficult as not everyone reads the newspaper. Follow up with a phone call for family and close friends.

The funeral planning check lists should include identifying the person that will read the eulogy. Most families settle for a member of the immediate family, a close friend or a religious leader. The person given this task should be told well in advance so that they can make the necessary preparation.

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