What is Probate?

Probate is an order given by the High Court which confirms the deceased’s will is valid and authorises the Executors to deal with the estate in accordance with the terms of the Will.

Will I need a Grant of Probate?

This will depend on the assets in estate. Any assets worth more than £15,000 generally require a Grant of Probate to cash or transfer them. Probate is always required where the estate has a property in it

What if someone dies without a Will?

If someone dies without a Will they are considered to have died intestate. Their estate will be dealt with according to the Intestacy rules. Rather than obtaining a Grant of Probate you will need to apply for Letters of Administration.

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