How do I apply for a Grant of Probate?
If you have been named as ‘executor’ in a Will, you will need to apply for a Grant of Probate in order to deal with the deceased’s affairs. This legal document will be used to show that the executor has the right and authority to deal with finances and to share out assets and property.
If, on the other hand, you have not been named in the Will or there is no Will, but you are a close relative, you may be able to apply for a Grant of Letters of Administration. This will confirm the administrator’s authority and allow them to deal with the deceased’s estate.
To help you through this difficult time, Adams Harrison have highly trained and sympathetic legal advisers. We will explain the entire process in simple terms and explain each step carefully. If you would like to find out more, call our Saffron Walden, Haverhill or Sawston office today, their numbers are listed above.
If you are writing/want to write a Will, take a look at our Wills page.
We can help with other Probate questions such as:
- Is there a Will?
- What is a Grant of Probate?
- What happens if there is no Will?
- Did the deceased own any property?
- I’ve been appointed as executor – do I have to act?
- If I act as executor what are my duties?
- What is inheritance tax?
- Is inheritance tax payable?
If there is a dispute arising when dealing with a deceased person’s estate we offer a Contentious Probate service