Disputes relating to wills and estates continue to cause a lot of grief and expense to those left behind when some people die. The situation is almost always much worse when wills have been prepared by the deceased, and sometimes even when prepared by a lawyer who does not have the necessary training and experience.
Probate costs can start in the region of £2,500. However, the average cost of obtaining probate is probably in the region of £5,000 to £7,000, but disputes, usually between family members, can cost several times more than that.
An experienced lawyer will, in many cases, also be able to help your family save considerable monies in relation to inheritance tax and asset protection matters.
So – if you are thinking of making a will, get advice from an experienced Private Client solicitor. Don’t do it yourself!