HOW DO I APPLY FOR PROBATE?
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How to apply for probate
A grant of Probate is usually required by an executor appointed under the Will. The Probate is a court document that confirms that a will is valid, and authorises the executor to take control of the deceased’s assets, pay all debts and wind up the Estate.
This is a general guide as to how Probate is applied for.
We also look at some difficulties that can arise and when you should ask a solicitor for help.
Executors should take their job seriously, as In some circumstances they can be held to be personally liable if they make a mistake.
In the future we will be covering the following topics:
- What is probate?
- Is a grant of probate necessary?
- First things first – before the probate application
- Who registers the death of the deceased and makes the funeral arrangements?
- What information is needed for the executor to administer the estate?
- Applying for probate
- Administering the estate and paying the beneficiaries
- Will Challenges: can the executor be personally sued?
- Do I need a solicitor – what could go wrong?
By using CWPL to apply for probate, you will have the convenience of being able to use CWPL’s ‘Probate Office’ service which is designed to obtain probate for you at minimum cost and inconvenience.
You will also know that, if there are complications, you have specialist lawyers at your side.
If you would like further information on our ‘Probate Office’ service, or if you have any other questions regarding an application for probate, please contact The Probate Office at Contested Wills and Probate Lawyers.
Contact our Principal, Terry Johansson for further information.
By using CWPL’s unique ‘Probate Office” service, there is usually no need for you to attend our office for an interview. CWPL will ensure that all your documents are in order before they are lodged. We will also arrange for you to swear the documents in a place that is convenient for you.
CWPL: NOT a traditional law firm