The duties of an executor of a will range from registering the death, arranging the funeral to dealing with assets and applying for probate.
Before you decide on paying for a probate service, it’s important to know its intricacies and how much it costs.
Even if you have power of attorney during a person’s lifetime, you might still need to apply for probate when they die.
The probate period can take a long time and is difficult to understand, something you don’t need as you deal with the estate of someone who’s passed away.
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You may not need to apply for a Grant of Probate if everything you own is held jointly with your husband or wife including your matrimonial home.
After conducting the initial search of the deceased`s property if you are unable to locate a Will what should you do Next?
The Government is set to increase the current Probate fee to £273 for all applicants. Their argument being that it costs more to deal with the applications at the Probate Registry than the fees currently being charged.
However, at the same time the new online application process for obtaining a Grant of Probate has seen long delays…
There are increasing concerns amongst Probate professionals in relation to accessing digital assets when dealing with estate administration. Recent research has discovered problems surrounding property rights to such assets.
How long does Probate take is a common question people ask and in reality, there is no definite answer to this as each and every deceased person`s estate is unique to them.
Your Will remains a private document until the Grant of Probate is obtained. Until that point it is only the executors who are entitled to see it.
Most people will have kept paperwork when they die which makes it relatively easy for the executor to locate the deceased person’s assets.