We offer this legal service for FREE to Muslim reverts who are worried that they might be buried or cremated against their faith or wishes. Please contact us if you need support.
We will arrange for a representative from a supporting solicitor to contact you after you have made your funeral arrangements to answer any legal concerns you may have.
This includes helping you to deal with important matters such as the Will coming to terms with the administrative tasks ahead.
Access to the Will
Even if another solicitor prepared the Will, you can still use Eden Care Legal Services. The deceased may have made specific funeral requests in their Will. Therefore, you may want to access the Will before finalising the funeral arrangements.
If a Will was created it should have been kept in a safe place and the Executor, close friends or family should have been informed on where it was kept. If a solicitor has made the Will, they should have a copy.
Dealing with the deceased’s estate
When someone dies leaving possessions or property, administration of the estate will need to be carried out which will include legal, tax and administrative activities. In certain circumstances a process known as Probate, or Confirmation in Scotland, may need to be carried out. This is required whether there is a Will or not.
At what is already a difficult time, Eden Care Legal Services team will provide you with free, individual advice over the phone or in person on any legal concerns you have after arranging a funeral with us.
If legal work is required, we can provide further help with a free, no obligation home visit, where we will discuss exactly what needs to be done, we they can help you and the costs if there is any involved.
The Administration of an estate can be complex and time consuming to complete. You may wish to carry out this work yourself however due to the legal responsibilities associated with these tasks you may wish to appoint a legal professional to carry out the work on your behalf. If you are not in a position to do this yourself then Eden Care Legal Services team can provide support.
Eden Care Legal Services are dedicated to widening and easing your access to legal provisions.
- Obtaining the Grant of Probate (if required)
- Filing all the necessary tax returns
- Collecting all assets of the estate
- Paying off any debts and liabilities from the estate
- Distributing the residue of the estate
No unexpected costs
Provided you meet the requirements Eden Care Legal Services team are happy to do this for free.
We will agree with you in advance before the start of any work – there are no hidden charges..
It’s also worth noting that if funds are available to cover costs, these fees can be taken from the Estate, meaning that you would not need to bear the financial burden during the administration period.
We will be happy to talk through all aspects of the Will, property, insurance, benefits, Probate and estate administration.