Probate is the legal term for the authority to deal with a person's assets after their death. If you have been granted probate, our team can help you to carry out your role effectively.
There are different rules that apply depending on whether a valid Will was in place at the time of death. After someone dies it is important to assess the assets and debts held by them and ensure that the assets are collected, the debts are paid and the remainder distributed to those entitled under the terms of the Will, or if there is no Will, according to Law.
In order to deal with a person's estate after their death, it is usual to obtain a Grant of Probate from the Court. The Grant formally validates the Will and authorises the person appointed (the Executor) to deal with the estate. If there is no Will, the Grant issued from the Court is known as Letters of Administration and according to the Law which govern this area, this will usually authorise one of the family to deal with the estate.