Probate is a legal process which applies when a person dies and their assets such as money and property are valued and distributed among their heirs.
Probate applies whether the decedent made a will or not – if a person dies intestate, a close family member can act as their personal representative and appoint other executors and a solicitor to help administer the estate and apply for probate, so that their assets can be distributed.
Probate is necessary if a person owns a property and/or has money held in bank accounts. Some financial institutions have limits above which probate will be required, so taking expert legal advice on probate can be helpful in most cases – and essential in some cases.
Dealing with a will can be a complex, time consuming and stressful process, at a time when the need to grieve is still very real.
Duncan Lewis probate solicitors can guide executors and personal representatives through probate – and also advise in cases involving probate and high-value wills, probate and international wills, or probate and Islamic wills made in England and Wales.
For expert legal advice on Probate, call Duncan Lewis Probate Solicitors in confidence on 0333 772 0409.