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How long does it take to wind up an estate?

The process of winding up a person’s estate after they die is something which will very much vary from person to person, based on their circumstances. Due to the often complex nature of this process, it is difficult to put forward a general timeline, though six months is usually considered the minimum in Scotland. Dealing with such legal procedures following the death of a loved one can be stressful, so our team at Freelands Solicitors is here to help make this process as smooth and timely as possible.

The process of winding up an estate

Following a death in Scotland, certain steps must be taken in order to begin the process of winding up the estate. These steps include applying for Confirmation, and dealing with any Inheritance Tax. This process is outlined in detail in our Exectury page. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with our Motherwell or Wishaw office with any questions regarding this process - our experts are happy to help.

Time frame

Once you have met with one of our solicitors, a more accurate time frame can be suggested. This will be based on the complexity of the work which is required in order to complete the winding up of the particular estate, and this can be gone through, step by step, with the loved ones appointed to take care of this process.

Contact our expert Wills, Trusts & Executry Solicitors in Motherwell & Wishaw

At Freelands Solicitors, our specialist wills solicitors can provide straight-talking, honest and practical advice regarding Executries. If you have questions relating to the time frame associated with winding up an estate, then please get in touch using our online contact form. Alternatively, please call our Motherwell Office on 01698 442897 or Wishaw Office on 01698 442797

 

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