The way in which you need to proceed will depend on one of the following:
The executors, or those applying, will be asked to sign an oath confirming the information provided is accurate and that they will manage the estate in a correct way.
At this point, assuming you have met all of the required criteria, the probate registry will issue the correct one of these three grants to allow you to proceed. These can then be used to prove that you are entitled to manage the deceased’s estate and release any money or assets accordingly.
If you are concerned that there is no Will, read our ‘What happens if someone dies without leaving a Will’ legal guide.
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