Probate Guides

Applying for probate can be a Stressfull and Exhausting task, but our specialists are here to make it feel simple. In this guide, you’ll find everything you need to know about going through probate and dealing with someone’s estate.

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What is probate?

Probate (short for ‘a grant of probate’) is a legal document that shows banks, the Land Registry, and other organisations that you have the authority to deal with someone’s estate. The process of getting probate usually takes 1-3 months.

Need help with probate?

Our probate specialists are here to help and can offer you a free, no obligation quote over the phone.

What information do you need before applying for probate?

When is probate required?

Probate is usually required if the estate of the person who died is worth more than £10,000. However, if most of the assets in the estate were jointly owned, probate may not be needed at all.

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When is probate required?

You may need probate if your husband or wife dies and leaves behind assets that aren’t jointly owned with you. However, if you’re the joint owner of their property and bank accounts, probate may not be required.

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Who can apply for probate?

After losing a loved one, you may need to apply for probate before you can deal with their estate, but only specific people can handle the probate application. Here, we’ll look at who can apply and how you can get started today.

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How long does probate take?

Probate usually takes 1-3 months depending on the complexity of the estate. There are however variables in every case and other factors outside of everyone's control. It can then take up to 6 months to close accounts, sell the property and pay taxes.

When is Probate Required

What information do you need before applying for probate?

Before applying for probate, you'll need to gather details about your loved one's estate. Here, we'll cover what you need, why, and how you can find it. We’ve also got a free probate checklist to help you keep track of everything.

How to get a death certificate

In order to get a death certificate, you need to register the death in a local register office. It’s free to register the death, but you’ll need to pay £11 for each copy of the death certificate.

How to get a death certificate

In order to get a death certificate, you need to register the death in a local register office. It’s free to register the death, but you’ll need to pay £11 for each copy of the death certificate.

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