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Lift the burden of winding up your loved one's estate

Losing a loved one is never easy but we’re here to help you. Let us relieve the enormous pressure of winding up your loved ones’ estate and the stress of navigating the Court system so that you can focus on more personal details such as funeral planning, being with loved ones and coping with your own grief.

By enlisting our services, you are allowing us to lift the burden of winding up and administering your loved ones’ estate and give you the peace of mind and assurance that the estate is being handled with the upmost care, sympathy, and precision by our highly trained Executry team.

What is the Executry process?

Executry is the process of administering the estate of a deceased person, and once authority is given, the distribution of the estate and what it holds. Generally, the Executor of the deceased’s Will is appointed to deal with the administration and distribution in accordance with the Will, however, the Executors may be a person who was closely connected to the deceased (for example a spouse or child) and they, understandably so, may not be able to cope with their grief and their duties as an Executor at the same time.

Wills generally make provisions allowing the Executor(s) to appoint a professional body to act on their behalf to oversee the closing of their loved ones’ estate. The extensive steps involved in winding up your loved one’s estate can be a lengthy and timely process.

The process involves:

  • Identifying of the deceased’s assets and liabilities.

  • Informing HMRC, banks and other bodies of your loved ones passing.

  • Applying for a grant of confirmation or a bond of caution.

  • Paying out any debts and liabilities.

  • The drawing up of an estate account to send to beneficiaries.

  • The closing of the estate by distribution.

What do I need for the Executry process?

We know that it can be a stressful time and things may slip your mind, or you may not even know the full extent of your loved ones’ estate. The more information you can provide your chosen Executry professional, the more accurate the winding up of the estate will be.

The general details required are:

  • The deceased’s full name

  • Date of birth

  • Date of death

  • Address at the time of address

The more intricate details will include:

  • National Insurance number

  • Details of all accounts that the deceased holds (banks, building societies, post office accounts etc)

How long does the Executry process take?

There is no set timeframe for the winding up of a deceased’s estate, it can take anywhere from 6 to 18 months to complete depending on the complexity of the estate and the information available.

At Thomas Bradley & Co Ltd, we are friendly, sympathetic and above all, here to assist you in the winding up of your loved ones’ estate and to give you some peace of mind at a time where you will need it the most.

Get in touch with us today to speak to our highly trained Executry team who will be able to talk you through the process and answer any questions you may have.

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