There is more to bereavement than probate.
There can be a pre-occupation with money when someone has died. Family issues can become amplified, and a focus on money can sometimes be used to not deal with the actual bereavement and loss itself.
Fortunately, the practicalities and processes around obtaining probate and administering an estate are a well-trodden path.
There are three practical milestones to reach: the funeral, obtaining grant of probate and administering the estate. Once these practicalities have been dealt with, the process of grieving can hopefully enter its final stages.
Yonderlife is a tool that organises each milestone, enable you to share the burden and in doing so you can consider which of the practical tasks you can undertake, thus saving money on professional services.
Good probate solicitors will provide a quote for their services, priced as either a fixed fee, percentage of the value of the estate, hourly rate or mixture of all three.
It is impossible for a probate solicitor to quote entirely for probate or estate administration from the outset as they will be unsure of the scope of work and any potential issues that may arrive.
By using Yonderlife you can be better informed of the probate process and the practicalities of administering an estate and undertake many of the tasks yourself. By informing the probate solicitor of this, you can come to a mutually agreed price for any further legal services.
Hourly rates for probate solicitors start around £150 + VAT per hour for a junior member of staff.
Alternatively, you may take the decision to do-it-yourself.
Either way, Yonderlife will save you money.
There will be valuations to gain, forms to fill, letters to write, phone calls to make, people to meet, keys to exchange, property to secure, items to move, pets to re-home, responses to chase, money to safeguard and most importantly personal, intimate matters to deal with.
Yonderlife is your tool to manage this.