We know that at a time of bereavement you are trying to come to terms with your loss. The last thing you want to do is fight your way through complex tax forms and paperwork to obtain a grant of probate.
If there is a will, then in most cases it will be necessary to obtain a legal document called the ‘grant of probate’ that allows an executor to distribute assets in accordance with the wishes set out in the will.
If there is no will, you may need to obtain a ‘grant of letters of administration’ that allows the next of kin to distribute the assets in accordance with the laws of intestacy.
Both types of grant are collectively referred to as the grant of representation.
Probate Direct is a fast and effective service. Our team of lawyers can obtain the grant of probate without the need for you to fill in complex tax forms and attend the Probate Registry. This will then enable you to collect the estate assets and distribute them according to the will or in accordance with the laws of intestacy.
You do not even need to visit our offices – we offer the service by email and post.
We also know that in the current financial climate every penny counts. That is why Probate Direct is a fixed fee service costing only £500 plus VAT.
You are safe in the knowledge that you have experienced lawyers acting for you in obtaining the grant and you do not need to worry about hourly charges or a percentage fee.
It is not always easy to ascertain whether you need a grant. For help in determining whether you do, please answer the questions below.
Did the deceased hold property in their sole name or jointly but the joint assets do not pass automatically to the surviving co-owner? EditYesNoNot sure
Did the deceased have any savings and/or investments? EditYesNoNot sure
Is the value of the savings over £5,000? EditYesNoNot sure
Did the deceased have any shares? EditYesNoNot sure
Did the deceased have any pension or life assurance policies? EditYesNoNot sure
Did the deceased have other assets such as foreign property, shares in a private company or a farm? EditYesNoNot sure
Did the deceased benefit from any assets held in trust during their lifetime? EditYesNoNot sure
Am I eligible?
Please complete the remaining 7 questions. Your eligibility will be displayed here.