Do I Need to Appoint a Solicitor?

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Do I Need to Appoint a Solicitor?

There is no legal requirement to contact a solicitor when someone dies. Many people undertake the probate process and administering the estate themselves, particularly if its value is below the Inheritance Tax (IHT) threshold (for more information, see the Government website on inheritance tax).

However, it can be complex, time-consuming and, for most people, unfamiliar. Having an experienced solicitor to provide advice and guidance can be helpful and reassuring, particularly when you are grieving.

Where to Find More Help

For companies or organisations that can help you with legal advice, please visit Probate & Legal Advice in the Providers section of whiteballoon.

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