Probate is essentially the process where a will is ‘proved’ in court and confirmed as being the final wishes of the deceased.

It goes without saying that one of the main advantages of using an accountant for this service is that they have a unique inside knowledge of the deceased’s financial affairs.

Overseeing tax liabilities

That means we are in the perfect position to act as executors to prepare all the paperwork required to agree liabilities and ensure that all tax returns are sent to HMRC – this is very important once the value of the estate and all inheritance tax calculations have been completed.

We can also ensure that beneficiaries receive any inheritance agreed once all tax liabilities have been resolved.

Probate and estate management specialists

Rawlinsons’ probate and estate management specialists are on hand to guide the deceased’s family through the whole process and provide peace of mind knowing that their final wishes have been observed and delivered.

Baldwins Probate Services Limited is licensed by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales to carry out the reserved legal activity of non-contentious probate in England and Wales. Senior Director Julie Bloodworth is an authorised individual.

Details of the firm’s probate registration can be viewed at icaew.com/probate, under the firm’s reference number which begins C005446867.