Probate and Estate Administration

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  • How is a Probate obtained

    Probate is obtained by in effect, a form filling exercise.  There is a need to ascertain all of the assets and liabilities of a deceased at the date of his or her death.  The person appointed as executor in the Will applies for Probate by...
  • I have heard that Probate takes a long time and is very expensive to obtain.

    The timing of obtaining Probate is difficult to judge.  It really depends on how many assets the deceased has and how complicated the estate is.  We say as a rough rule of thumb that in most normal cases we would expect to have the paperwork...
  • My brother has died and left no Will. How do we deal with his estate

    Where someone dies without leaving a Will then Letters of Administration (a type of Grant of Representation) needs to be applied for in order to be able to deal with a deceased’s assets.  As to who is entitled to apply for Letters of...
  • My husband has died, do I need a Probate and what is it

    A Probate is a document that enables you to cash in and/or deal with a deceased person’s estate.  Much like you need a vehicle registration document before you can sell a car or a share certificate before you can sell a share, a Probate is often...

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