Probate can be a complex matter and each case is unique. It is important for executors to get the right legal support when applying for a Grant of Probate, and our specialist Probate solicitors will be able to guide you every step of the way.
The first step is to understand what probate is. Probate is the legal process that takes place when you need to manage the estate of someone who has died. It is a complex matter, and each case is unique, so it’s vital you find the right support.
The probate process is required when someone dies and leaves assets. If you are appointed after someone else's estate, you will be in charge of this process as the executor or administrator. The probate process is the procedure of proving your authority to administer that person's estate, which includes any property, money, or possessions. To start, you will need all documents proving your status as executor, as well as all financial documentation and a copy of the death certificate.
Probate is essential because it determines who has the legal right to deal with the estate, regardless of whether or not a Will exists. The purpose is to prove that the Executor is entitled to manage the deceased's estate.
The average time is between four and eight weeks after the probation is submitted and there are no complications. The process frequently entails a significant amount of complex legal, tax, and financial work.
We at Ackroyd Legal can offer a fixed fee when assisting you with probate. We will handle all tax, legal, and administrative needs to ensure a successful outcome.
There are different types of probate, and we are here to help you.
A Probate Grant: This is a Court document certifying that the Executors listed on it have the authority to deal with the estate.
Any conflict over the administration of a deceased person's estate is referred to as contentious probate. It could be a disagreement over how a will should be interpreted, a disagreement between executors or beneficiaries, or a disagreement over the value of estate assets.
Grant of letters of administration with Will annexed: If the deceased left a valid Will but did not appoint executors, or if the executors are unable or unwilling to act, a "grant of letters of administration with Will annexed" is issued.
Grant of letters of administration: The Probate Registry will issue a "grant of letters of administration" if the deceased died "intestate," that is, without a Will.
In most cases, seeking expert help is the best option. At Ackroyd Legal, we have experienced Wills and Probate solicitors who are ready to assist you and help you safeguard your wishes and your family. We can guide you through the probate process.
Ali Ebrahim is Head of Wills and Probate of the Ackroyd Legal group.
With over 20 years of experience in Private Client, Ali has been advising on simple and complex Wills, administering small and high net worth estates, and serving clients in the UK and overseas. He also advise on Trusts and Lifetime planning with a view to mitigating Inheritance Tax.
His specialism also includes matters in relation to Lasting Powers of Attorney and applications to the Court of Protection for Deputyship Orders.
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