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What is Probate

Probate is the legal process of administering the estate (assets) of someone who has died, by resolving any claims on the estate and distributing their remaining property in accordance with the will that they left for their loved ones.

This is of course an essential task that can in many cases be relatively simple, but that can in other situations be rather complicated, depending on a wide range of variables.

Every estate and will are of course different, and what is required to execute the will for one estate may be quite different to another; this is why Probate a Will offers a guaranteed, fixed fee probate services for all situations, to avoid any unpleasant surprises once the process is concluded and help you with the question what is probate.

Call Probate a Will now on 0800 612 6105 to find out more about our affordable, fixed fee probate service.

Why is probate required?

If your loved one passed away leaving assets in excess of £5,000 or if the estate is owed assets or funds in excess of £5,000, a Grant of Probate or a Letter of Administration is required in order to obtain the funds. In order to receive this authorisation to administer the estate, you will need to make a formal application that is known as “applying for probate.”

If your loved one passed away without leaving a legal will, their immediate next of kin still needs to apply for a Letter of Administration in order to tie up the estate on behalf of the deceased. From this point, the process will proceed similarly to how it would if the deceased did leave a will, by means of determining the value of any assets, identifying any outstanding debts owed by the estate, and taking care of any tax owed on the estate. In addition probate disputes occur when there is no will.

When a will is present, the deceased will usually have appointed an executor or executors to handle the estate, and one of their duties is to apply for the Grant of Probate. Without a will, the person who takes care of the deceased’s affairs and estate is known as the estate administrator, or the personal representative of the deceased.

If you find yourself in the position of having been appointed as an executor or personal representative, this can be rather daunting at what is no doubt already a very sad and challenging time. Probate a Will can help to take care of the red tape, paperwork and sometimes complicated estate administration process on your behalf, for a guaranteed fixed fee.

Call now for a free, no obligation quote on 0800 612 6105, and our experienced and empathic wills and probate professionals can take care of the hard work for you.

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