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.
Wards Solicitors remains open for business during the national lockdown and we are taking on new cases. We are available for video call and telephone meetings but cannot currently offer face to face meetings with clients except in some specific emergency situations and at court hearings.
If you have documents for us, including for ID certification, please deliver them to our letterbox at the office handling your case.
How to get in touch:
A list of our 12 branches is available here. Our telephones lines are operating as normal behind closed doors.
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