Executries and Succession


Executries and Succession

When someone passes away, the loved ones left behind have to cope not only with the subsequent grief but also with a great deal of administration. For most people, spouses, children, grandchildren, siblings and others, this is the worst possible time to have to handle such matters, so the sensible option is to engage the services of experienced and knowledgeable legal specialists.

There are so many thangs that could need attention, including:

  • Overseeing the execution of the will
  • Helping with funeral arrangements
  • Liaising with various authorities
  • Identifying and distributing assets
  • Preparation of asset and liability documents
  • Arranging for tax payments where necessary
  • Calculating inheritance tax liabilities
  • Dealing with all matters relating to the Sheriff Court
  • Communicating with banks, finance houses and HMRC
  • Preparing relevant income tax returns

…and more.

Upon the passing of a loved one, a great deal of responsibility falls on those left behind, but the team at MML Law can take all this stress away from you, leaving you to negotiate the grieving process without having to worry about the legal side of things. We fully understand your need for closure in this matter, and we as such we work to tie up all the loose ends as quickly and as efficiently as possible.

Losing that special someone is already stressful enough, but we can take much of the administrative burden away from you in an instant. Overseeing issues such as collecting monies owed to the deceased, settling debts incurred by him or her and distributing the remaining assets can be highly complex and can become upsetting for anyone who was particularly close, even those who already have power of attorney. These are times when sympathetic and understanding professionals are of great value.

It’s worth noting that, if you are going to act as an executor, you don’t have to engage the services of a lawyer. If you’re experienced in this particular field you may decide to handle all the details yourself, but if you’re doing this for the first time you need to be aware of the fact that there could be a great deal of work ahead of you. It goes without saying of course that the more complex the case the more administration will be needed.

There are many benefits to using experienced executry solicitors such as those at MML Law, but chief among those benefits will surely be the peace of mind that comes from knowing the situation is completely under control from the very beginning. Throughout the whole process, we’ll keep you fully updated about every aspect of the process.

To find out more about our executries and succession specialists, just pick up the phone and call 01382 206 000. MML Law are ready and waiting to help you right now.

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