Following a bereavement, many tasks need to be completed, making an already difficult time even more stressful. The Executor (if there is a Will) or Administrator (if there is no Will) is responsible for administrating the deceased’s estate as per the wishes in their Will. They should consider: Whether probate is needed What’s involved in […]
If there is a will You can apply for probate if you are named as an executor in either the will or an update to it (known as a ‘codicil’). The person who died will typically have told you if you’re an executor. You’ll only inherit assets (for example, money or property) if you are
How to deal with probate when there is no will When an adult dies in England or Wales, their assets such as money, finances, property, affairs, and possessions must be sold or transferred. Their debts must be paid, and what’s left paid to their beneficiaries. This legal process is known as administering the estate or
Probate Forms Whether you choose to deal with Probate yourself or whether a solicitor or professional deals with it on your behalf, a range of official forms must be completed correctly to start the proceedings and fulfil the legal duties bestowed upon anyone performing this duty. To apply for Probate, you must fill out a
Table of Contents Contesting a will Yes, you can, but it is not a straightforward matter. And depending on the nature of your claim, in England & Wales, there may be certain time limits for this process. Ideally, if you have a case, you will want to contest the Will before Probate is granted.