On Wednesday, the company announced that it now has the facilities in place to handle Confirmation and Estate Administration in Scotland. They will extend their fixed fee probate service to those seeking Confirmation. This means, rather than paying expensive hourly rates, the fee is agreed with the client in advance.
Some banks and solicitors charge between 1 to 4% of the estate value to apply to the Sheriff Court, obtain the Grant and carry out executors duties. This can work out very costly and does not always reflect the amount of work that needs to be carried out. IWC promise to quote a fair price, that’s based solely on the work that must be done.
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While there are more simplified processes in place in Scotland to deal with smaller estates of less than £30,000, around 60% of people choose to have a representative handle it on their behalf. There are many reasons for this. The process can be time consuming, lengthy, complex and sometimes distressing. At a time of bereavement, this is often simply too much to handle for grieving relatives of the deceased.
Around 70% of Scottish people do not have a will which can complicate matters further. Successional laws of the country are extremely complex and dictate who can inherit and how much. Certain beneficiaries have legal `rights` to claim and in intestacy cases, it is highly recommended to seek legal advice.
IWC’s partners have the experience and expertise to deal with probate matters outside England. As well as Scotland, the company offer services for overseas probate in Jersey, Spain, France, Poland and Florida. Staff members are also fluent in a number of foreign languages to assist non-native speakers.
Find out more about the new Fixed Fee Probate service in Scotland - http://www.iwc-