Educating the UK on Probate

Of all the things that we need to deal with in life, death is one of the most difficult. It can be a tough subject to talk about, let alone to plan for. But when the time comes, it’s essential to know what to do next, especially when it comes to handling a loved one’s estate. This is where probate comes in – it can be a daunting prospect for anyone who has never dealt with it before.

Probate is the legal process of dealing with someone’s estate after they have died. This involves the collection of all assets, paying off any debts, and distributing what is left to the beneficiaries named in the will. It’s a complicated process that can take a lot of time, effort, and money to complete. Unfortunately, probate advice in the UK is not always easily available, which can make things even more challenging.

One of the reasons why probate advice can be hard to come by is that it’s not something that most people think about until they need it. Many people are not aware of the steps involved in the probate process, nor do they understand their legal responsibilities as an executor or administrator of an estate. This lack of knowledge can make the process even more stressful and confusing.

Probate advice can also be hard to find because there is no central source of information. While there are many resources available online, they can be difficult to navigate and may not provide the specific information that you need. Additionally, the laws surrounding probate can vary with changes to legislation as can individual cases/situations, which can make it challenging to find accurate and relevant information.

So, what can you do if you need probate advice in the UK? The first step is to seek out the advice of a qualified professional. A specialist probate company like can provide you with expert guidance on the process and can help you to navigate the legal complexities involved. They can also help you to ensure that you are meeting your legal obligations and can advise you on any potential pitfalls to watch out for.

Another option is to seek out support groups or online forums where you can connect with others who have gone through the probate process although it is important to remember that everyone’s case is different. Although, these groups can be a valuable source of information and support, and they can help you to feel less alone as you navigate this difficult time.

In conclusion, probate can be a complicated and stressful process, but it’s important to understand what’s involved and to seek out the advice and support that you need. While probate advice in the UK may not always be easy to come by, there are resources available, and it’s worth taking the time to find the information that you need. Remember, you don’t have to go through this alone, and there are people who can help you every step of the way. Our Probate Advice Line offers free advice and support to everyone and our team are available 24:7 you can call us or contact us via our website contact form which can be found here:




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Patrick and Phillipa Vickery (Executor)

"When you lose a parent it’s an emotionally challenging time. Finding people to genuinely help with the mountain of subsequent issues is not easy. We dealt with Laurelo who took care of our Probate. Communicative and easy to talk to, Laurelo took away a bunch of stress and handled a complex estate excellently. I have no doubt that his experience has saved my family a significant tax burden."

C Hardman (Executor)

"Well informed, helpful and efficient throughout the whole probate journey. I was particularly impressed by the speed of response when I had questions"

V Garner (Executor)

"Thank you for dealing with the probate so efficiently. I would not hesitate to recommend your services in the future."

J Jackson (Executor)

"It has been my absolute pleasure to have met Michael and for him to act on my behalf, a wonderful, professional,  caring person whose services I would recommend to anyone."

Peter Nash/Paula Cranmer (Executors)

"I would recommend Laurelo to anyone who needs good and sensible advice about the probate process at a very reasonable price."

A Wilson (Executor)

"I wouldn't hesitate in recommending Laurelo in what, at the outset felt like a daunting task, but in reality once explained to us and the burden of completing the forms taken away and completed by a professional the process was seamless."

Lorri Turner Senior Manager (Herongate Wood)

“I have always found Michael at Laurelo to be engaging, honest and supportive of the customers needs. The offer of a home visit to see clients within their own familiar surroundings further supports this. I have no difficulty in recommending their services."

G Perrett Will Protect Ltd & Executor

“Michael's professionalism and knowledge of every aspect of probate is only matched by his sensitivity and patience. He instinctively knows what to say and when to say it and I am so grateful to him for helping me navigate the most difficult period of my life so far safe in the knowledge that I could simply "park" this part of the process and leave it with him to "sort out"."

K Whittle (Executor)

“They provided a professional and emphatic approach and took all the stress away from dealing with probate. Filing the forms very promptly and the whole process was dealt with in just over a month. I would highly recommend and I again thank them for their help."

Mr. A Browne (Executor)

The pricing point is good and in line with a few others, we found however for the service we received I do not think we could have put a price on it.

We would wholeheartedly recommend Michael and his team."

John F Smith (Executor)

“I was most satisfied with the service he provided, and his gentle and considerate manner was most comforting at a difficult time in my life."

Robert Evans (Executor)

“I just wanted to express my sincere thanks to Michael for the way in which he managed the probate arrangements at what was a very difficult time for myself and the family. Whilst always professional and efficient he was very sensitive and supportive - explaining things clearly and making the whole process (which was totally new to us) that much more straightforward. It took a load off our minds and he progressed things really quickly Thank you"

Here at Laurelo, we're committed to our clients and their path to probate

Here at Laurelo, we're committed to our clients and their path to probate