Fixed Funding for Wills and Probate Fees
Despite the fact that there has been a great deal of comment lately about DIY Will writing and non-legal, cut-price Will writing services, it is still recognised that having your Will prepared by a fully-qualified and highly experienced law firm, that is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, is still the best and most secure way to ensure that your assets are distributed exactly as you would wish after your death.
At Higgins Miller we have many years experience in helping clients to structure their Wills in a legally approved manner that will withstand any possible future scrutiny or contest.
For this professional service, we have developed a very competitive scale of fixed fees so that you know, in advance, exactly what the cost of making a Will should be.
As part of our fixed fee tariff we have also included Probate fees and the cost to arrange Lasting Power of Attorney. The fees include VAT. To arrange a consultation about preparing your Will or to arrange Probate or Lasting Power of Attorney please call us on: 0161 429 7251 or email: [email protected].
|Single will with multiple gifts to people||£195|
|Single will with a trust||£350|
|Mirror wills with multiple gifts to people||£280|
|Mirror wills each with a trust||£480|
|Single Lasting Power of Attorney||£300|
|Two Lasting Power of Attorney||£390|
|Four Lasting Power of Attorney||£500|
|Registration of each LPA||£20||There is a court fee of £82per LPA, |
you may be able to claim reduction.
|Preparation of application for Grant |
of Probate or Letters of
Administration with no
inheritance tax to pay
|£300||There is a court fee to pay of £155|
If you require us to organise and manage the entire Probate process and not simply arrange for Grant of Probate in order that you can wind up the estate yourself, then it will be more cost effective for our services to be charged at an hourly rate which is currently £180 per hour plus VAT.
All work relating to wills, probate and lasting powers of attorney will be carried out by Mark Higgins who has been a solicitor since 1993 dealing with these matters as well as family and matrimonial cases throughout that time
The fixed fee of £300 assumes that you are able to provide us with a full list of the deceased’s assets and liabilities, that a full inheritance tax return is not required and there is no dispute about the estate. It does not include the costs of us gathering in the assets or distributing them. This process takes about 8 weeks.
If you want us to manage the entire probate process for you we can. The fees depend upon the complexity of the matter and the extent of the assets and liabilities. They will be higher for example if there is inheritance tax to pay.
At the outset of your instruction we will explain to you clearly what costs we think that you will incur. If that estimate changes during your case we will let you know. A typical fully managed probate matter with a will, 2 bank accounts a house and no substantial debts and no inheritance tax to pay will cost in the region of £2500 plus VAT and disbursements. The conveyancing costs associated with any house sale will be charged separately as that is not work that we undertake. Typically the process will take between four and six months.
The fees will rise for example if there are multiple bank accounts, there are significant liabilities or where we need to make arrangements to deal with household contents and personal items and their distribution.
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We are a firm of Stockport Solicitors specialising in divorce, matrimonial, family issues and children disputes. Based in Stockport but covering the whole of England and Wales, we offer a friendly but robust and practical approach to your case.