Probate is the legal process term applied to dealing with a person’s assets and affairs after he or she has died.
If the deceased had a Will, the estate will usually be dealt with by the person named as the Executor in the Will. The executor will usually need to obtain a Grant of Probate to deal with the estate and our experienced team of Wills, Trust and Estate Planning Solicitors can provide expert and comprehensive Probate Services.
The executor’s job is to gather in the assets of the deceased, to pay any tax and other debts and liabilities left by the deceased, and distribute the balance in accordance with the terms of the Will.
If the deceased did not have a Will, then the estate will be distributed amongst the deceased’s relatives in accordance with a set of rules called the Intestacy Rules. Again, our team of solicitors will be able to help and guide you through the process.
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