Frequently asked questions
We are sure that you have many questions regarding our service, below are our frequently asked questions.
Probate is when someone has died and it’s the process of identifying whether someones Will is valid and then passing the deceased’s personal beneficiaries the right to the assets and estate of the person who has passed.
Probate can be complex and time consuming. Tax returns must be made to HMRC regarding the information taken from the deceased. Before the assets are collected, the estate must also be paid before the estate is distributed.
If you need to sort out the affairs for someone who has died such as needing access to their bank accounts, investments and other assets to pay debts then you will need a grant of probate (this is needed when the deceased does not have a Will). The person looking to access this information also needs to be the executors of the Will.
The executors of the deceased Will are responsible for obtaining probate. If the person dies without a Will then usually the next of kin will take the responsibility.
Yes, the executor needs to be responsible for carrying out legal duties and procedures and this can be difficult, especially when going through the grieving process.