Probate is the term given to the process of applying for the right to administer the Estate of someone who has passed away.
The Personal Representatives or Executors will need to collect in and collate information about the Estate in order to complete an application to the Probate Registry for the Grant of Representation. This Grant of Representation is proof that the Executors are legally entitled to handle the affairs of the Estate.
Which Grant should you apply for?
The type of application you will need to make will depend on whether the deceased had a Will or not.
If the deceased had a Will the correct grant to apply for is a Grant of Probate. If the deceased died without a Will the grant to apply for is called Letters of Administration.
The catch-all term for a Grant of Probate and Letters of Administration is ‘Grant of Representation’.
Why choose Mark Reynolds Solicitors?
Here at Mark Reynolds Solicitors, we have helped many people with the difficult task of dealing with a loved one’s Estate after their death.
Our specialist solicitors understand how distressing it is to lose a loved one and have the knowledge and experience to deal with what can be a complex and confusing process, as seamlessly as possible.