When someone dies leaving a Will, the process by which that person's property is collected and distributed according to the terms of the Will is called Probate.

When, however, a person dies without leaving a Will, the process by which that person's assets are collected in and distributed is called Administration. A person who dies without leaving a Will is referred to as dying "Intestate". In such a case a person's possessions pass under a strict legal order rather than in the way that person may have wished their possessions to pass.

In order to ensure your estate is dealt with the way you want after your death you need to make a Will. To make an appointment please call 01226 210777. If you can't visit our office because of disability or illness, we can arrange to visit you at home.

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