Probate & Trusts
When your Executors ‘need to perform their duties’ they will need to apply for Probate.
When the time comes to act we are there to help them, and work closely with the executors to ensure that the wishes and instructions contained in your Will are adhered to.
This can be as simple as offering guidance, assistance in the completion of the relevant forms, to taking over and dealing with all the financial matters required.
If we are only need to pass on initial help and attend the executors meeting then there is no charge, however should the executors require professional help with the administration of the estate then the will can express the wish that CJH Consultancy Services Ltd or such other company or firm who shall have succeeded them or appointed by them be engaged in the administration of your estate and that they shall be entitled to be paid for such work calculated in accordance with our usual terms and conditions.
We are also able to offer this service to clients whose Will we did not produce and are happy to meet with the family to help and assist at that sad time. Occasionally we receive a request for help from a family where a family member died intestate, and again we are equipped to be able to help and assist with the probate application and unfree any accounts that are frozen and enable the estate to pass to those intended.
Officers In Administration
Where we are arranging your Will we agree to act as ‘Officers in Administration’ so that we can help and advise your chosen officers of their duties. If the executors you have chosen are unwilling or unable to act for you then we can act as executors on their behalf. The cost of acting as Officers is given usually without further charge as it has been included within the initial cost of you Will but if instructed to act by the Executors our fees will be discussed and agreed before proceeding. Our fees are based on a fixed fee not an hourly rate.