Ask a Probate Question – England and Wales

Probate Questions
Your Probate Questions Answered

Ask a probate question: we have tried to post up as much general information as possible, so you might want to search the site before you contact us, as many of the answers are available here without charge. Links to many of the commonly answered questions are at the bottom of the page.  We don’t want to charge you unless you really do need legal advice!

We do offer a fully flexible service, everything from answering simple questions to doing all or part of the work and (if required) distributing the estate and getting the beneficiaries Legal Planning up to date or setting up a Deed of Variation to amend or protect the family or cut tax in some cases. This really is a time when everyone’s Legal Planning should be reviewed.

We also have a number of free booklets answering probate questions – see the enquiry form lower down on the right.

Ask a Probate Questions Service.

We can only answer probate questions based on the information that you give us. If we were handling the estate, we would have far more detailed information than we can get in a brief email or conversation.

Our fees for probate questions start at £20, and usually cost no more than £60. Use the form below we will give you an estimate of the cost of dealing with the question as put to us in the form.

We deal with more complex questions – for example, we offer a review of IHT205 probate papers against the figures you supply for just £249. Where the question requires high-level expertise or more time, the cost may be higher.

With estates liable to Inheritance Tax we are often able to make real savings, but that sort of advice would be too detailed for our straightforward Probate Question Service: we can sometimes save far more Inheritance Tax than our fees for carrying out all of the work involved in obtaining a grant and distributing the assets,