Probate & Estate Administration
If a family member or friend has died we can assist you with probate and help administer the estate. We can do as much or as little as you want. We realise that this is a very difficult time and you will have many unanswered questions, so you may find it helpful to come and talk things through with one of our specialist lawyers.
If someone has died without a Will then we can advise and guide you through the maze of intestate administration.
In addition to administering the estate there are ways in which we might help improve the way the estate is held in order to protect the beneficiaries and ways in which we can help save tax.
Probate fact sheet
When someone dies they leave an estate which needs to be administered and eventually passed on to beneficiaries. This process can vary in complexity depending on the nature of the deceased’s affairs and their family set up. We at Brachers are here to help you through this process at what is a difficult time. Read more
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Brachers appoints partner to Contentious Trusts & Estates team
Deborah Cain joins the firm’s growing private client practice. Read more18/09/15
Brachers named ‘Law Firm of the Year’ in national legal awards
Award win shows Brachers is celebrated nationally for its commitment locally. Read more29/07/15
Brachers shortlisted for national legal award because of dedication to Kent market
Brachers has been shortlisted for the coveted Law Firm of the Year prize at this year’s national Halsbury’s Legal Awards. Award nomination shows Brachers is celebrated nationally for its commitment locally. Read more15/06/15
Maidstone-based Watson Nevill solicitors joins Brachers
Brachers announces it has acquired Maidstone-based solicitors Watson Nevill, introducing new members across the commercial property and family teams. Read more10/03/15
Five senior appointments at Brachers
Brachers has expanded its Private Client, Commercial Property and Commercial teams with five senior appointments. Read more29/10/14
Ward Security promotes night time safety with initiative with Brachers
Kent security provider, Ward Security launched a personal safety initiative with Brachers on Wednesday 29 October, to remind employees of the importance of maintaining personal safety as they travel to and from work during darker nights. Read more
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What is ‘Testamentary Freedom’?
How the concept of testamentary freedom has evolved since 1870 and what can be done to maximise the prospect of enjoying this particular freedom today. Read more18/05/17
The importance of a will
If you have been diagnosed with dementia, it's important to ensure you have a will and that is up to date. Read more15/05/17
U-turn on proposed increased probate fees
Bereaved families will welcome the news that the proposed rise in probate fees has been axed because there is not enough time for the proposal to go through parliament before the General Election on 8 June 2017. Read more29/03/17
The freedom to disinherit
Choosing to disinherit a family member is something that needs to be clearly thought out and ensuring this is detailed correctly in your will, could prove vital in successfully defending any claim against your estate. Read more03/03/17
Unclaimed assets total £1billion
With a reported total of unclaimed assets amounting to £1billion, make sure your assets are accounted for. Read more20/09/16
Family Matters Issue 3
The latest edition of our private client newsletter. Read more