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A "Probate" stamp; our Probate Solicitors in Lytham discuss why you should use a solicitor for your loved one's estate.
Dealing with the probate process can be an overwhelming task, especially during the difficult time of losing a loved one. While it might be tempting to hand over this responsibility to a family member, there are several compelling reasons why enlisting the help of a professional solicitor, such as those at MG Legal, probate solicitors in Lytham, is a better choice. 
The Lytham Windmill,near our office in Lytham at The Old Bakery, 1 Green Street, Lytham, FY8 5LG; our Probate Solicitors in Lytham discuss why you should instruct Probate Solicitors to deal with your loved one's estate.

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Understanding Probate 

Before diving into the reasons, it's important to understand what probate is. Probate is the legal process of administering the estate of a deceased person, resolving all claims, and distributing the deceased's property under a will. It involves a lot of legal paperwork, understanding of the law, and detailed administration tasks. 

Why Choose a Solicitor Over a Family Member? 

Expert Legal Knowledge 

One of the primary reasons to choose a solicitor for probate is their expert legal knowledge. Probate law is complex and varies significantly depending on the specifics of the estate and the deceased's will. Solicitors specialising in probate, like MG Legal, have a deep understanding of the law and can navigate the probate process efficiently, ensuring compliance with all legal requirements. 
Time- do you actually have the time to carry out the administration of the estate? 
To quote a client we have recently handled probate for, after a brief spell where he tried to administer a family member’s estate himself ‘it was like a full-time job’; which of course, to Naomi Pinder, our probate solicitor at MG Legal, and our Hope Jordan, trainee solicitor in the probate department, that’s exactly what it is. 

Experience and Efficiency 

A solicitor brings years of experience and expertise to the table. They are well-versed in handling probate cases, knowing exactly what paperwork needs to be filed, deadlines to be met, and the procedures to follow. This experience not only speeds up the process but also ensures that it is handled correctly, reducing the likelihood of any issues or delays. Naomi Pinder, probate solicitor and one of the probate team here at MG Legal’s Lytham office, and member of Solicitors for the Elderly, and Lifetime Lawyers, takes her role seriously, and doesn’t agree that family members should try and administer a loved one’s estate, if they don’t know what they are doing. It’s not how they would have wanted it’ she says- and you know what, she’s right. 


During such an emotional period, it's crucial to have an impartial party handling the estate. A solicitor acts as a neutral third party, making unbiased decisions based on the law and the best interests of all beneficiaries. This impartiality helps in preventing family disputes and ensuring a fair distribution of the estate. 

Risk Management 

Handling probate comes with its set of risks, including the potential for personal liability for the executor if mistakes are made during the process. A solicitor can help mitigate these risks by ensuring that the probate process is carried out accurately and in accordance with the law. 

Peace of Mind 

Lastly, employing a solicitor provides peace of mind. Knowing that a professional is taking care of the legal intricacies of probate allows you and your family to focus on coping with the loss of your loved one without the added stress of legal responsibilities. 

Why MG Legal? 

MG Legal, probate solicitors in Lytham, stand out for their dedication to providing personalised and compassionate service. We understand the emotional nature of probate and strive to make the process as smooth and stress-free as possible. Our team of experts is committed to handling each case with the care and attention it deserves, ensuring that your loved one's estate is administered correctly and efficiently. 
While it may seem convenient to have a family member handle probate, the complexities and potential for conflict make it a task best left to professionals. Solicitors like those at MG Legal offer the expertise, experience, and impartiality needed to navigate the probate process effectively. Choosing a solicitor ensures that the estate is administered correctly, providing peace of mind during a challenging time. 
Incorporating a solicitor into your probate process is not just a choice but a wise decision for the wellbeing of all parties involved. MG Legal's probate solicitors in Lytham are here to assist you every step of the way, ensuring a smooth transition during this difficult period. 

Contact Us Today: 

To speak to a fully-qualified Probate Solicitor in Lytham, contact us online here. 
Or give us a call on 01253 202 452. 

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