We received a call from one of two brothers in their 40’s who had both moved to Australia. They had returned to Bedfordshire to care for their father in the last few weeks of his life. After picking up one of our probate booklets at the funeral directors, a free advisory meeting was set up with the two brothers at their father’s home. At the meeting the reasons for probate and the process were clearly explained and the brothers provided details of their father’s assets. This case study demonstrates how Valued Estates managed international estate administration.
They included: –
A fixed fee including legal fees, VAT and third party costs for the whole administration was provided, agreed and signed by the brothers. The original Will and codicil were collected and copies were made at the house of all other assets using a portable copier/scanner.
The brothers wished to keep their father’s house and rent it out but we were to collect in and sell all other assets and distribute the estate as per their father’s Will.
The brothers were then able to return to Australia whilst we set about administering the estate.
Our fee covered the following aspects: –
During the administration period the brothers received weekly feedback by email and called or emailed from Australia whenever questions arose. This was all included in the fixed price at the outset.
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