Probate is the word used to describe the legal and financial processes involved in dealing with the property, money, and possessions of a person who has died. Before the next of kin or Executor named in the Will can claim, transfer, sell or distribute any of the deceased's assets they may have to apply for Probate. The responsibility for probate lies with the executors of a will who often appoint a professional to take on this responsibility.
Executors have various responsibilities including:
We can help you handle all these responsibilities and can support you with Probate regardless of who is named in the Will as an Executor, and even where there is no will.
Gather the relevant documents and paperwork, including:
Contact all companies to ascertain value of assets and amount owing for liabilities as of date of death. Arrange for a valuation of any properties.
Once all asset and liability details have been collected and any properties valued, the following documents should be completed:
The completed documents must then either be submitted to the Probate Registry or for personal applications, an appointment booked with the local Probate Registry to submit the application.
Please bear in mind that it can take up to 5 months to receive you grant of probate.
Once Probate has been granted the Personal Representatives must complete the following tasks:
Duties of Personal Representatives