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IWC specialise in Probate, Letters of Administration, Genealogy & Heir hunting. Our in house team of specialist probate practitioners provide low-cost probate services Nationwide. Our fees are fixed and agreed in advance; we can either complete the application or take care of the entire process on your behalf.

We can also help you with all aspects of estate planning, will writing, online wills, medallion guarantees, probate reseals, power of attorney and inheritance tax avoidance.

Simply contact us to arrange your free consultation, we’ll discuss the best options for you and can draft any documents you require.

Probate can be a very complex task but we can help you and we offer guaranteed fixed fees for Probate and Letters of Administration.

We can take on the whole estate administration process alternatively if you prefer we can deal with limited aspects of the work involved such as completing the Probate application forms for you.

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We offer a low-cost, fixed fee service for Letters of Administration 

A full service, we can complete all necessary papers in order to apply for the Letters of Administration on your behalf, we take care of everything including dealing directly with the Inland Revenue or other financial institutions as required.

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Willwriting, Trusts & Estate Planning

IWC are able to offer a complete service with regards to Will Writing, Trusts, Lasting Power of Attorney and Estate Planning. We work in partnership with professional Willwriters to offer coverage across the majority of the UK.

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We offer a complete Bardcoded Medallion Guarantee Service

From dealing with the sale or transfer of shares or other American assets. We can deal with the whole matter including the dealing with the IRS alternatively if you prefer we can simply apply the Medallion Guarantee Stamp.

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Closing a bank account after death

In most instances, it is the responsibility of the Executor of a Will to ensure that all bills are paid from a final Estate and that it is distributed according to the wishes of the deceased.

Following the normal rules of probate, once the death certificate and Grant of Probate has been received, the Executor can begin to manage the deceased's bank accounts and once all tasks have been carried out, finally close those accounts.

However, death is not always that straightforward and in some cases, it may take some time to investigate and agree upon the cause.

It is common for those who have died in hospital, to have an autopsy performed and for an inquest to be held.  In cases such as these, when it could be several months before the final death certificate is issued, the Coroner's Office will often provide an interim death certificate, so that probate is not unduly delayed.

This interim death certificate is a vital document, which will allow the Executor to go about their duties and ensure that the probate process is continuing whilst the investigation is taking place.  Creditors, government agencies and banks will accept this in lieu of the final death certificate and so the Executor will be able to withdraw funds from the deceased's bank account and close it down, using this document alone.

Should the total value of the deceased's Estate not exceed £5000, then the interim death certificate will allow the Executor to withdraw funds and close the account without a supporting Grant of Probate.

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