WELCOME TO LYONS BOWE KEYNSHAM

GRANT OF PROBATE
IN KEYNSHAM

WE’RE COMMITTED TO MAKING DEALING WITH THE DEATH OF A LOVED ONE EASIER AND MORE SIMPLE. OUR PROBATE SOLICITORS IN KEYNSHAM ARE HERE BY YOUR SIDE TO HELP MAKE THE NEXT STEPS AS COMFORTABLE AS POSSIBLE.

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OUR APPROACH TO
YOUR PROBATE

THE LYONS BOWE APPROACH

At Lyons Bowe Solicitors, we know that talking about death is never the easiest thing. Our KEYNSHAM probate solicitors are here to help make dealing with death, that bit easier.

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IN YOUR
OWN WAY

Your legal future is deeply personal, and we understand that. That’s why we’ve developed a range of services tailored to your needs. Whether you prefer the convenience of dealing with probate over a video call between putting the laundry on and doing the school run, or would rather visit us face-to-face to talk about things over tea and biscuits, the choice is yours. We’re committed to giving you a service that suits your lifestyle, your way.

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ALL IN ONE
PLACE

Our firm works in an integrated, seamless structure. This means that if you’re planning for a divorce and need to sell a property or update your Will, all of our departments will work together and rally around you to support you in every way we can.

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EMPATHY
& SUPPORT

Whether you’re working out what to do after the death of a loved one, or planning to secure your family’s future, our Wills & Probate Solicitors will help you to make informed choices in a safe, supportive environment.

THE LYONS BOWE APPROACH

At Lyons Bowe Solicitors, we know that talking about death is never the easiest thing. Our probate solicitors are here to help make dealing with death, that bit easier.

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IN YOUR
OWN WAY

Your legal future is deeply personal, and we understand that. That’s why we’ve developed a range of services tailored to your needs. Whether you prefer the convenience of dealing with probate over a video call between putting the laundry on and doing the school run, or would rather visit us face-to-face to talk about things over tea and biscuits, the choice is yours. We’re committed to giving you a service that suits your lifestyle, your way.

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ALL IN ONE
PLACE

Our firm works in an integrated, seamless structure. This means that if you’re planning for a divorce and need to sell a property or update your Will, all of our departments will work together and rally around you to support you in every way we can.

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EMPATHY
& SUPPORT

Whether you’re working out what to do after the death of a loved one, or planning to secure your family’s future, our Wills & Probate Solicitors will help you to make informed choices in a safe, supportive environment.

THE LYONS BOWE APPROACH

At Lyons Bowe Solicitors, we know that talking about death is never the easiest thing. Our probate solicitors are here to help make dealing with death, that bit easier.

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IN YOUR
OWN WAY

Your legal future is deeply personal, and we understand that. That’s why we’ve developed a range of services tailored to your needs. Whether you prefer the convenience of dealing with probate over a video call between putting the laundry on and doing the school run, or would rather visit us face-to-face to talk about things over tea and biscuits, the choice is yours. We’re committed to giving you a service that suits your lifestyle, your way.

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ALL IN ONE
PLACE

Our firm works in an integrated, seamless structure. This means that if you’re planning for a divorce and need to sell a property or update your Will, all of our departments will work together and rally around you to support you in every way we can.

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EMPATHY
& SUPPORT

Whether you’re working out what to do after the death of a loved one, or planning to secure your family’s future, our Wills & Probate Solicitors will help you to make informed choices in a safe, supportive environment.

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WHAT IS
PROBATE?

PROBATE noun

DEFINE PROBATE

Probate is the legal process of proving that a Will is valid (if there is one) and confirming who has the legal responsibility or authority to execute (carry out) the wishes in the Will of the person who has died. Before the next of kin or executor of the Will can do anything with any of the assets (belongings) n the deceased’s Will, they may need to apply for a grant of probate first.

DEFINE LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION

If someone has left a valid Will, the executor may need to apply for a grant of probate. If the person who died did not leave a Will, they may need to apply for a grant of letters of administration instead. Both documents are applied for to give the named person the legal authority to deal with the estate of the deceased.

WHEN IS PROBATE REQUIRED?

If the estate of the deceased is small (no property and savings of less than £5,000) it is not likely that probate will be needed. Legally, some assets and small amounts of money can be dealt with without probate. It’s important to note that some companies and financial bodies set their own regulations for probate so it’s worth getting in touch with them first to check whether probate is needed.

If you’re unsure, always check with a solicitor first. You can book a free 30 minute consultation with one of our expert solicitors to work out whether you might need probate here.

WHAT IS
PROBATE?

PROBATE noun

DEFINE PROBATE

Probate is the legal process of proving that a Will is valid (if there is one) and confirming who has the legal responsibility or authority to execute (carry out) the wishes in the Will of the person who has died. Before the next of kin or executor of the Will can do anything with any of the assets (belongings) n the deceased’s Will, they may need to apply for a grant of probate first.

DEFINE LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION

If someone has left a valid Will, the executor may need to apply for a grant of probate. If the person who died did not leave a Will, they may need to apply for a grant of letters of administration instead. Both documents are applied for to give the named person the legal authority to deal with the estate of the deceased.

WHEN IS PROBATE REQUIRED?

If the estate of the deceased is small (no property and savings of less than £5,000) it is not likely that probate will be needed. Legally, some assets and small amounts of money can be dealt with without probate. It’s important to note that some companies and financial bodies set their own regulations for probate so it’s worth getting in touch with them first to check whether probate is needed.

If you’re unsure, always check with a solicitor first. You can book a free 30 minute consultation with one of our expert solicitors to work out whether you might need probate here.

WHAT IS
PROBATE?

PROBATE noun

DEFINE PROBATE

Probate is the legal process of proving that a Will is valid (if there is one) and confirming who has the legal responsibility or authority to execute (carry out) the wishes in the Will of the person who has died. Before the next of kin or executor of the Will can do anything with any of the assets (belongings) n the deceased’s Will, they may need to apply for a grant of probate first.

DEFINE LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION

If someone has left a valid Will, the executor may need to apply for a grant of probate. If the person who died did not leave a Will, they may need to apply for a grant of letters of administration instead. Both documents are applied for to give the named person the legal authority to deal with the estate of the deceased.

WHEN IS PROBATE REQUIRED?

If the estate of the deceased is small (no property and savings of less than £5,000) it is not likely that probate will be needed. Legally, some assets and small amounts of money can be dealt with without probate. It’s important to note that some companies and financial bodies set their own regulations for probate so it’s worth getting in touch with them first to check whether probate is needed.

If you’re unsure, always check with a solicitor first. You can book a free 30 minute consultation with one of our expert solicitors to work out whether you might need probate here.

HOW TO GET PROBATE
IN KEYNSHAM?

1

CHECK
REQUIREMENTS

2

VALUE
THE ESTATE

3

APPLY
FOR PROBATE

4

SORT
THE ESTATE

CHECK REQUIREMENTS

Probate isn’t always a requirement. For bank accounts, each bank will have different rules on whether or not probate is required, so make sure you check with the bank. If a property is involved in the estate, it is likely you will need probate.

If you’re not sure if you’ll need probate, you can arrange a call with one of our expert Probate solicitors to find out whether you need to apply for the Grant of Probate.

  • LYONS BOWE
  • YOU

YOUR PROBATE
YOUR WAY

Dealing with death is a deeply personal experience, so we believe you should have a say in how you deal with it. Whether you just need a helping hand applying for probate, or if you need someone to help you deal with it all every step of the way, we can help you in whatever way you choose.

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GRANT OF
PROBATE

Perfect for straightforward probate and those who just need a helping hand in obtaining the grant of probate.

HOW IT WORKS

  • Meet with your lawyer to discuss your needs
  • We submit your Grant Application to the Probate Registry
  • Receive sealed copies of the Grant and legal advice & support along the way

FROM

£1500

+VAT and disbursements

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FULL ESTATE
ADMINISTRATION

Ideal for those who need additional help and support through obtaining the grant of probate.

HOW IT WORKS

  • Everything in our "Grant of Probate" package plus two hours of legal advice relating to
  • Deeds of Variation or;
  • Deeds of Appointment or;
  • Capital Gains Tax
  • Inheritance Tax (IHT)

FROM

£2000

+VAT and disbursements

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TAILORED
PROBATE

Perfect for more complex estates that require a bit more heavy lifting and legal support.

HOW IT WORKS

  • Everything in our "Full Estate Administration" package plus…
  • Getting a valuation of the estate
  • Completing all tax forms for you
  • Finding any missing beneficiaries of the Will

FROM

£3000

+VAT and disbursements

GRANT OF PROBATE

GRANT OF PROBATE

Perfect for straightforward probate and those who just need a helping hand in obtaining the grant of probate.

HOW IT WORKS

  • Meet with your lawyer to discuss your needs
  • We submit your Grant Application to the Probate Registry
  • Receive sealed copies of the Grant and legal advice & support along the way

FROM

£1500

+VAT and disbursements

FULL ESTATE ADMINISTRATION

FULL ESTATE ADMINISTRATION

Ideal for those who need additional help and support through obtaining the grant of probate.

HOW IT WORKS

  • Everything in our "Grant of Probate" package plus two hours of legal advice relating to
  • Deeds of Variation or;
  • Deeds of Appointment or;
  • Capital Gains Tax
  • Inheritance Tax (IHT)

FROM

£2000

+VAT and disbursements

TAILORED PROBATE

TAILORED PROBATE

Perfect for more complex estates that require a bit more heavy lifting and legal support.

HOW IT WORKS

  • Everything in our "Full Estate Administration" package plus…
  • Getting a valuation of the estate
  • Completing all tax forms for you
  • Finding any missing beneficiaries of the Will

FROM

£3000

+VAT and disbursements

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WARNING

Over the last few years, there has been an increase in unregulated Will writing companies coming into the industry. “Unregulated” means that they are not regulated by an authority such as the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Because of this, unregulated Will writers are not held to the same strict regulations that solicitors are, so you may end up with a more complex or convoluted Will than you need as they are a more expensive product to sell to clients. You may receive advice about your Will from someone with ‘legal expertise’ – this is not a protected term and is not the same as receiving advice from a qualified lawyer or legal professional.

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GRANT OF
PROBATE

Perfect for straightforward probate and those who just need a helping hand in obtaining the grant of probate.

HOW IT WORKS

  • Meet with your lawyer to discuss your needs
  • We submit your Grant Application to the Probate Registry
  • Receive sealed copies of the Grant and legal advice & support along the way

FROM

£1500

+VAT and disbursements

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FULL ESTATE
ADMINISTRATION

Ideal for those who need additional help and support through obtaining the grant of probate.

HOW IT WORKS

  • Everything in our "Grant of Probate" package plus two hours of legal advice relating to
  • Deeds of Variation or;
  • Deeds of Appointment or;
  • Capital Gains Tax
  • Inheritance Tax (IHT)

FROM

£2000

+VAT and disbursements

teacup icon

TAILORED
PROBATE

Perfect for more complex estates that require a bit more heavy lifting and legal support.

HOW IT WORKS

  • Everything in our "Full Estate Administration" package plus…
  • Getting a valuation of the estate
  • Completing all tax forms for you
  • Finding any missing beneficiaries of the Will

FROM

£3000

+VAT and disbursements

warning triangle icon

WARNING

Over the last few years, there has been an increase in unregulated Will writing companies coming into the industry. “Unregulated” means that they are not regulated by an authority such as the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Because of this, unregulated Will writers are not held to the same strict regulations that solicitors are, so you may end up with a more complex or convoluted Will than you need as they are a more expensive product to sell to clients. You may receive advice about your Will from someone with ‘legal expertise’ – this is not a protected term and is not the same as receiving advice from a qualified lawyer or legal professional.

ALL IN
ONE PLACE

We’re here to help with whatever you need, all in one place. Just tick the things you need help with, and our friendly team will be in touch to answer any questions that you have and help you to get started when you’re ready.

THE ANSWERS TO YOUR
PROBATE QUESTIONS

ANSWERED BY

DARRELL COLLINS

HEAD OF WILLS & PROBATE

HOW MUCH DOES PROBATE COST?

Our fixed fee Probate structures make it easy to plan for Probate. Our fees start from £1500 + VAT and disbursements. We can tailor our costs to your needs from the very beginning. So if you need more or less help, just let us know and we can help with whatever you need.

CAN YOU COME TO ME?

Absolutely. We welcome meeting over the phone, email, Teams, or in person. We will work with you on this and work with clients locally, nationally, and internationally.

DO I HAVE TO GET PROBATE?

Not always, different banks have different requirements. The bank will tell you if probate is a requirement. A good rule of thumb is that if the bank account is holding more than £5,000, then probate is likely required, but the rules differ from bank to bank.

If the estate contains a property, then probate is likely necessary, however if you’re still unsure, our probate solicitors can help you to work it out.

HOW LONG DOES PROBATE TAKE?

From when we submit the application to the Probate Registry, it usually takes between 8 and 12 weeks to process probate, however if you are submitting a paper application, it can take around 16 weeks.

We will submit your application as soon as we have either a completed questionnaire from you ,or after fully investigating all assets and liabilities. We may also need to send you some tax forms to sign and have them processed by HMRC before we can apply for probate in IHT paying estates.

CAN PROBATE BE DONE ONLINE?

Yes, we can help you with everything that you need to deal with an estate remotely via video calls or phone calls.

WHAT HAPPENS IF THERE IS NO WILL?

The intestacy rules apply. You can find our intestacy checker here.

This means that the laws of the land determine who will receive the estate rather than the deceased person’s wishes. If a loved one has died without a valid Will in place, our Will and Probate solicitors can guide you through this process.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO RECEIVE MY INHERITANCE?

This is dependant on the organisations we are working with. Once probate is granted, we will send the grant and a completed withdrawal form on your behalf. Once the funds arrive, we will prepare the estate accounts for the executor of the Will to arrive before paying out residuary payments. Pecuniary Legacies are paid as soon as the estate has sufficient funds.

Until the executor has approved the final accounts (after the S27 notice expires), claims can still come forward for unpaid taxes or from the Department for Work and Pensions. There is usually a waiting period of 6 to 10 months from grant of probate on any medium to large estates before funds can be distributed.

For this reason, we always advise that you not spend any money before you receive it.

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ASK A QUESTION

No chat bots, just human beings here! Ask us a question and we’ll respond within 1 working day. Your question might be added to our FAQs to help anyone else with the same question. It’s nice to help others.

ASK A QUESTION

HOW MUCH DOES PROBATE COST?

Our fixed fee Probate structures make it easy to plan for Probate. Our fees start from £1500 + VAT and disbursements. We can tailor our costs to your needs from the very beginning. So if you need more or less help, just let us know and we can help with whatever you need.

CAN YOU COME TO ME?

Absolutely. We welcome meeting over the phone, email, Teams, or in person. We will work with you on this and work with clients locally, nationally, and internationally.

DO I HAVE TO GET PROBATE?

Not always, different banks have different requirements. The bank will tell you if probate is a requirement. A good rule of thumb is that if the bank account is holding more than £5,000, then probate is likely required, but the rules differ from bank to bank.

If the estate contains a property, then probate is likely necessary, however if you’re still unsure, our probate solicitors can help you to work it out.

HOW LONG DOES PROBATE TAKE?

From when we submit the application to the Probate Registry, it usually takes between 8 and 12 weeks to process probate, however if you are submitting a paper application, it can take around 16 weeks.

We will submit your application as soon as we have either a completed questionnaire from you ,or after fully investigating all assets and liabilities. We may also need to send you some tax forms to sign and have them processed by HMRC before we can apply for probate in IHT paying estates.

CAN PROBATE BE DONE ONLINE?

Yes, we can help you with everything that you need to deal with an estate remotely via video calls or phone calls.

WHAT HAPPENS IF THERE IS NO WILL?

The intestacy rules apply. You can find our intestacy checker here.

This means that the laws of the land determine who will receive the estate rather than the deceased person’s wishes. If a loved one has died without a valid Will in place, our Will and Probate solicitors can guide you through this process.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO RECEIVE MY INHERITANCE?

This is dependant on the organisations we are working with. Once probate is granted, we will send the grant and a completed withdrawal form on your behalf. Once the funds arrive, we will prepare the estate accounts for the executor of the Will to arrive before paying out residuary payments. Pecuniary Legacies are paid as soon as the estate has sufficient funds.

Until the executor has approved the final accounts (after the S27 notice expires), claims can still come forward for unpaid taxes or from the Department for Work and Pensions. There is usually a waiting period of 6 to 10 months from grant of probate on any medium to large estates before funds can be distributed.

For this reason, we always advise that you not spend any money before you receive it.

the team

ASK A QUESTION

No chat bots, just human beings here! Ask us a question and we’ll respond within 1 working day. Your question might be added to our FAQs to help anyone else with the same question. It’s nice to help others.

ASK A QUESTION
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HOW MUCH DOES PROBATE COST?

Our fixed fee Probate structures make it easy to plan for Probate. Our fees start from £1500 + VAT and disbursements. We can tailor our costs to your needs from the very beginning. So if you need more or less help, just let us know and we can help with whatever you need.

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CAN YOU COME TO ME?

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DO I HAVE TO GET PROBATE?

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