Our solicitors appreciate that this can be a difficult time and if you are having to deal with a loved one’s estate, we can help. We will make the experience as stress-free as possible by removing the burdens and responsibilities of the application process from you
Probate is a legal document that allows the deceased’s assets to be released to one or more people who have the legal authority to act and administer the estate. It proves to the asset holders that they are releasing the assets to the correct and authorised people.
When Probate is required the assets of the estate are essentially ‘frozen’ to safeguard them against an ‘incorrect distribution’ to the wrong people. This means that without the Grant of Probate a property cannot be sold, and the deceased’s bank accounts and other financial assets cannot be accessed.
A common misconception around Probate is that it is not required if the deceased made a Will. If there is a valid Will it is called a ‘Grant of Probate’ and if there is no valid Will (intestacy) it is called ‘Letters of Administration’.
Your dedicated Solicitor will handle the application, so you don’t have to – saving you time and effort, whilst providing you with a peace of mind that comes from knowing that it’s all been done correctly.
Your first consultation with one of our Probate Solicitors is free of charge, and all our services are offered on a fixed-fee basis.