Dealing with a death in the family can be a very emotional time. In the midst of grieving, someone has to take a hand in making funeral arrangements and dealing with the dead person’s estate. This can be a very difficult and confusing process, especially if you are unfamiliar with probate and the terms and procedures involved.
It’s more than possible to handle everything yourself but, given the complexities involved and the fact that they might already be feeling emotionally off-kilter, many people prefer to seek professional advice. This can be as extensive as employing a solicitor to handle the estate entirely, or it may just involve getting help completing probate forms or handling inheritance tax.