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Bereavement Legal Services

When a death occurs it can be a difficult time for family and friends.  Coping with the loss is bad enough but on top of that there is the practical issue of winding up the deceased persons affairs.

Purdie Maclean are experienced in speedily carrying out the practical legal work involved whilst treating the family with respect and care.

We work to obtain release of funds quickly to assist the deceased’s family and beneficiaries.

We can have Executors appointed by the Court if the deceased did not leave a Will.

Once Executors are appointed, either immediately in a deceased persons Will, or by the Local Sheriff Court if there is no Will, we quickly obtain Confirmation (the Scottish term for Probate).  We deal with the Court and HMRC.

Thereafter, we will gather the assets and funds due to the estate and distribute it to the beneficiaries.  At the end of our work we will provide accounts for approval and retention.

We also provide conveyancing services to transfer or sell any home or property owned by the deceased.

Call On 01506 420333 For A Free Initial Consultation Or Advice On How To Proceed


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