Probate is the process of administrating the deceased’s Estate through the Probate Office and carrying out the deceased’s wishes under the Will.
At such a sensitive time, we at Notley Solicitors will provide professional guidance to all Executors and Personal Representatives in the Administration of Estates.
In order, to deal with a deceased person’s assets, a Grant of Representation is required.
There are a couple of different types of Grant of Representation, but the most common are as follows:
- Grant of Probate – this type of Grant is required where a valid Will has been made.
- Grant of Administration Intestate – this type of Grant is required where the deceased never made a Will.
- Grant of Administration with Will Annexed – this type of Grant is required where the deceased made a Will but where someone other than the Executor applies for the Grant.
In certain circumstances a Grant of Administration may not be required i.e. where the deceased did not own property and where the value their other assets do not exceed a certain amount.