When a family member or dear friend dies you may not only have to deal with your feelings of loss you may also have to wind up their financial affairs. This may involve the obtaining of a grant of probate (where there is a will) or a grant of letters of administration (where there is no will). The grant is your authority to deal with the financial affairs. Sometimes no grant is required. If you have never been involved in the death of a loved one before then this can be a very difficult time.
Here at Dixon Stewart we deal with the financial consequences of death every day and consequently any work we do for you will be carried out quickly and efficiently so that you can have access to the monies and investments of your loved one as soon as reasonably possible.
Furthermore if your loved one made their will with us we will often know and remember them and this always helps when you are dealing with your own losses.
Other organisations realising that we deal with the financial consequences of death very well are now trying to deal with that work themselves. We think that is very strange as we concentrate on what we do well and do not try to be funeral directors, accountants or bankers.
Some banks when you call in to notify them of the death of a loved one persuade you to receive a home visit from their representative. The purpose of that home visit is to persuade you to pass work to their appointed company. You will be told that they will work quicker than your solicitor and that they will be cheaper than your solicitor.. They make these assertions without checking the facts. If you agree for the work to be done by them it will be passed to a company outside of the local area and you will become a name and a number on the telephone. There is no personal touch. No ability to pop into the office and see the person who is dealing with your work.
Our initial advices will always be given without any charge to you. They are part of the service we at Dixon Stewart pride ourselves on providing. Those initial advices enable you to be fully informed and to decide whether you wish us to do anything further to assist you or whether you are content to deal with matters yourself. If you decide we are going to assist you further then we will tell you what our charges will be and how those charges are to be paid. Those charges will be fixed. There are no hidden extras. The charges will cover all the work.
Remember bankers. They have failed at banking. Do not let them fail with your problems.
Contact Dixon Stewart for free advice without any obligation. We are friendly, efficient and right on your doorstep. We will visit you at home if you prefer.
Jenny Eley 01425 621515 email@example.com
Helen Stewart on 01425 279222 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sue Wheeler on 01425 279222 email@example.com