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Probate Middlesbrough


Probate Middlesbrough

Should you be looking for probate services in Middlesbrough, make sure that you call on the team at Complete Estate Protection. We have over 20 years of experience and will ensure the best advice when it comes to Probate in Middlesbrough. We are an award-winning business and have been providing our expertise to customers and clients across the local area for many years. From inheritance tax, wills, probate, and lasting powers of attorney, at Complete Estate Protection we can assist with a range of services. We ensure a value for money service and are home to a friendly team who will provide an independent approach when it comes to your probate needs. We will ensure that we give you the best advice, helping to support you and your family as well as giving you peace of mind.

What is Probate?

The meaning of probate is essentially the administration process of dealing with a person’s estate after they have passed away.

Even if the deceased has put a will in place it can be a lengthy, costly and complex legal process depending upon the size and value of the estate.

The more complicated the process of probate, the longer it takes and conversely the more money it costs, particularly if there is a dispute or claim on the estate.

Unlike many high street solicitors, we offer a fixed price, so no unexpected charges and the process is carried out quickly and efficiently. The grant of probate ensures that your family and loved ones receive their inheritance with minimal time, effort and cost.

How is Probate Granted?

Applying for the legal right to deal with someone’s property, money and possessions (their ‘estate’) when they die is called ‘applying for probate’.

Ultimately you will receive a document which allows you to start dealing with the estate. If the person left a will you’ll get either:

  • a ‘grant of probate’ document
  • ‘letters of administration with will annexed’ (if the will does not name an executor or the named executor is unable to apply)

If the person did not leave a will, you’ll get ‘letters of administration’.

Probate is the entire process of administering a dead person’s estate. The process of probate involves organising the deceased’s money, assets and possessions and distributing them as an inheritance to those to whom it was intended – after paying any taxes and debts. If the deceased has left a will, it will name a chosen administrator of their estate.

Before a next of kin or executor named in the will can claim, transfer, sell or distribute any of the deceased assets they might have to apply for a grant of probate.

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What are the Probate Duties that an Administrator must carry out?

Put simply, and in order, the administrator’s job and the process of probate involves:

  • Gathering any assets, eg, money left in bank accounts
  • Paying any bills or taxes
  • Distributing what’s left according to the will

How long does Probate take?

Provided there are no complications, it usually takes between four and eight weeks to get a grant of probate after you’ve submitted the application.

Once you’ve got it, the amount of time it takes to complete depends on the estate’s complexity. An estate that includes property to sell, or multiple shares and investments, will inevitably take longer to deal with than one simply consisting of money in a bank account.

For Probate and a Professional Service, Call Today

When it comes to your future, it’s important that you plan for it. At Complete Estate Protection we work closely alongside our clients, this is to make sure that we advise them in the best way possible. Our team comes with extensive experience and are highly knowledgeable when it comes to probate services, however we can help you, you can trust that Complete Estate Protection will advise you in the best way possible. You can trust our probate experts, they will explore your needs and requirements, helping you to find a suitable solution. You can request more information, just contact our team today for assistance. Choose a probate business that you can trust, call Complete Estate Protection today.


Contact us today for more information

If you would like to a have a no-obligation discussion about what is open to you, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

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Neil Thomas
13:17 08 Feb 24
hi, Daniel has just provided wills for my wife and I as part of a charitable donation from complete estate protection to Teesside Hospice. The service Daniel gave us was both friendly and very professional and we're very pleased with the outcome. I would have no hesitation in recommending Daniel and CEP to anyone who's looking to have a will written up.kind regards to Daniel and to all who may read this.Ian McDonald
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15:40 22 Jan 24
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11:13 27 Nov 23
We found Daniel very friendly and efficient, he explained everything clearly and answered all our questions. We came away with peace of mind that everything had been sorted to protect the future for our family. Thank you.
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13:37 03 Nov 23
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17:36 02 Nov 23
Was recommended by my friend to use Complete Estate Protection to deal with arranging my will, Highly recommend Daniel who went though everything with me step by step & was very professional & good at explaining everything I needed to know about writing my will.
Carole Talbot
11:49 11 Sep 23
Contacted original to update our wills and appointment made. We found Daniel very friendly and helpful with different options explained and ways to safeguard ourselves for the future. Everything was explained clearly and all questions answered and we were very happy with the process.
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12:31 17 Aug 23
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13:57 04 Apr 23
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10:44 05 Jan 23
Excellent service.Local & reliable.Dan is an expert, professional & respectful.Listened to what my parents fears were & what they wanted.Dan has now fully protected my parents assets which they have worked hard, all their lives for & as a family we know their wishes & Dan has made that process as easy as possible when it comes.One huge weight of my their mind as they go forward to enjoy their retirement.
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15:35 16 Sep 22
I contacted Daniel from Complete Estate Protection to amend my will and, from the very start, he was extremely professional and friendly.Nothing was too much trouble and he explained all my options and answered all my questions with ease.If I could give him more than a 5* rating, I would and I have since recommended him to family and friends.
david johnson
09:05 12 Sep 22
A very professional and quality service.Daniel arrived promptly at my mother's care home where he diligently explained the whole procedure of the Will Writing Service and Power of Attorney procedure.In no time at all we were signed up and my mother and I were extremely pleased with which Daniel handled all of our queries.I would not hesitate to recommend this service to friends and family. A truly first class service.
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17:42 11 Jul 22