Whilst the problem of “what to do” as an Executor and the effort involved in winding up a deceased’s affairs can be daunting; it doesn’t have to be. Usually, you will need a solicitor to prepare the Probate Application documents and finalise the person’s affairs
A Grant of Probate is a Court Order stating that a Will is genuine, and that the Executor has power to begin administering the estate when someone passes away. Probate is not required in every situation, such as when the estate is small and of low value. In other situations, a Grant of Letters of Administration may be required if there is no Will.
The assets of the deceased, as well as the type of asset, its value, and how it was owned, will determine whether you will need to obtain a Grant of Probate (or Letters of Administration). Without competent guidance and support, applying to the Supreme Court for a Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration can be complex and challenging. Our Wills & Estate Lawyers can help you navigate the process and ensure that your application is accurate and handled as fast as possible.
To begin preparing a Probate Application, the Executor must first determine the estate’s assets and liabilities. Applications can be complex, particularly if there are any questions about the validity of the Will, or disputes among Executors or family members, which is why most people choose to have a lawyer assist them with their applications. As the Executor, you will usually need a lawyer to help you face any legal issues with probate if they arise.
At Nicholas James Lawyers, our experienced Wills and Estate Lawyers will put strength on your side giving you the confidence and reassurance if any unanticipated legal difficulties arise. You will have expert advice when you need it.
Our expert Wills & Estate Lawyers work to ensure Executors are given the necessary legal help to continue and complete their work settling an estate according to the terms and conditions stated in the deceased persons Will. Our extensive experience managing difficult Probate Applications ensures our expert Wills and Estate Lawyers will take the worry out of your Executor role.
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At Nicholas James Lawyers our Wills and Estate Lawyers have successfully navigated thousands of clients through their applications. Let us take the burden away from the complexities of your probate application and contact us today.