What is Probate?

Sadly Probate is one of many things that has to be dealt with when someone dies.

When somebody close to us sadly dies it can be a very stressful and difficult time. Our Probate team provide expert advice in sorting out (known as administering) the estate and aim to ease the burden.

If someone has died and you need help with Probate, contact us today and speak to our friendly team.

What is Probate?

Probate is the whole process of administering an estate when someone dies.  In simple terms this involves organising their money, their assets and all liabilities and outstanding debts. Probate also refers to getting permission to carry out the wishes within someones Will.

If there is a Will in place for the deceased, a person will be named named, known as the executor and will follow the wishes stated by the deceased.

Probate is needed before any administration of the deceased’s estate can start.

What is a Grant of Probate?

You will need to apply for a ‘Grant of Probate’ which is a legal document to manage the process of administering an estate if you are the named executor in the Will. This is needed in order to access bank accounts, sell assets and settle debts after someone has died.

The process is not always as straight forward as one would want it to be and is dependent on the size of the estate and often involves a lot of complicated legal, tax and financial work.

Once probate has been granted from a ‘Grant of Probate’ then the estate can start to be distributed.

Our Probate legal experts are here to help you through the process.

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Speak to our friendly team today and find out how we can help you with Probate

We will work with you to guide you through the administration process

We advise you along every step to ensure that the Estate is administered in accordance with the wishes of the deceased.

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