Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Probate process?

After someone dies, their estate (money, possessions, property etc) needs to be sorted, which is known as the Probate process. Generally, a Will has been made for you to gather information on the estate and apply for a Grant of Probate. If there is no Will, known as ‘Intestate’, you don’t apply for this Grant as other rules apply. The Probate process can include: filling out an inheritance tax form and paying any outstanding tax, repaying any outstanding debts, distributing the rest of the estate in accordance with the Will etc. This process can involve disputes between the executor, beneficiaries, creditors, or HMRC, which is when you might need legal advice and representation.

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