Probate advice

Dealing with a loved one’s death is hard enough without having to cope with the practical and legal requirements that go with it.

Ross Coates Solicitors offers a sympathetic and personal, yet professional service, from registration of the death to full estate administration.

Dealing with the financial affairs and legal aspects after your death cannot be put off, so being able to pass on this burden allows your family more time to grieve and support one another.

We offer full executorship and trustee services to clients who wish to relieve their loved ones of the duty. We also include advice on taxes such as inheritance tax, capital gains tax and income tax.


What is probate?

Probate is the overarching term used for dealing with the affairs of someone after they have died.

It covers the whole range of situations, from cancelling bills and closing bank accounts to selling possessions or assets and property.

Before the next of kin, or a named executor can do anything with the assets and distribute proceeds to loved ones, they must apply for probate.

Once a grant of probate or letters of administration (these are issued if the deceased has not made a will) are in place, the estate can be wound up and dispersed.


Will and probate services

Contact Ross Coates Solicitors for our Ipswich will writing services,  advice about dealing with probate, or asking us about full executorship or trustee services. Call 01473 244 800 or via email at for further information.