When someone close to you dies, sorting out the money and property can be daunting and distressing. Whilst their affairs may be straightforward, someone will need to determine whether there is a valid Will and make the necessary arrangements to ascertain, collect in deal with any tax and other liabilities and distribute property and possessions to the right people.  

Expert Probate & Estates Legal Advice 

Our experienced Trusts and Estates team can help. We are expert in handling probates of all sizes and complexities and will complete the administration quickly and efficiently, shielding you from any unnecessary paperwork and keeping you informed of progress.

In a situation where there is no Will or your loved one has not made a decision on how their estate should be distributed, the rules of intestacy will apply. We can work closely with you, as next of kin and estate administrator, to ensure the correct legal, tax and administrative processes are followed.

Where the estate is high value or more complex, possibly involving overseas property, multiple jurisdictions, a business or farm, shareholdings or other investments , or where there is the possibility of a dispute, our specialist team is on hand to advise you. We can help you by calculating the correct amount of Inheritance Tax due, claiming all relevant exemptions and relief in the process and advising on any scope for tax savings at the outset and during the course of the estate administration.

Our Probate Solicitors can advise on:

 

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WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT OUR PROBATE & ESTATES LAWYERS


WHAT PEOPLE SAY

"Geldards is a very long-established firm in Cardiff and has always had a very good reputation. The firm's private client offering includes advice relating to trust administration, estate planning and other wealth preservation strategies"
Chambers & Partners: High Net Worth Directory 2020

"The team are extremely professional but friendly. They seem to balance it perfectly and are prepared to give advice and take a view"
Chambers & Partners: High Net Worth Directory 2020

"I've got no hesitation in recommending Geldards for the work that they do and I have done so in the past. I have no reservations at all and I am very, very pleased with the services they provide."
Chambers & Partners: High Net Worth Directory 2020

"I would unerringly go back to them for this work. I have not one complaint and I couldn't even think of anything. They have competence, confidence and they've been really helpful. One of the good things about them is that there's always somebody there and if you don't have someone, there's always somebody there to get back to me on the same day."
Chambers & Partners: High Net Worth Directory 2020

"Clients rate Geldards LLP’s team for its ‘professional and efficient approach’, and for its senior-level expertise in the administration of cross-border estates."
Legal 500 2016 - Personal Tax, Trusts and Probate

"Geldards LLP’s team provides ‘a reliable, personable and supportive’ service across the spectrum of private client."
Legal 500 2016 - Personal Tax, Trusts and Probate

"Geldards LLP’s ‘first-class’ team, which is ‘among the very best’ for high-value estate work."
Legal 500 2015 - Personal Tax, Trusts and Probate


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