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Probate

Probate

 1 – How long does probate take?
On average probate usually takes up to 6 months to complete but can easily go past 12 months if the estate becomes complicated
. You should pay the inheritance tax as early as possible to make sure the process take less time to complete.

2 – How long does grant of probate take?
After swearing an oath, the Grant Of Probate should be received in 3-4 weeks. After that, the process will take between 6 to 12 months, with 9 being the average length of the probate timeline.

3 – How long does probate take after a death?
Typically, after a death, probate will take between 6 to 12 months with 9 months being the average time for probate to complete.
If there is a Will in place and the estate is relatively straightforward it can be done within 6 months. If there is no Will or the Estate cannot easily be valued or identified, then it can take 12 months and longer.

4 – Is there a probate time limit?
In England & Wales, there are no time limits for the probate process. However, there are other aspects of the probate process, such as settling inheritance tax issues, that do have timescales attached. When applying for probate you first need to make sure you have a grant of probate. This allows you to deal with their affairs.
When it comes to inheritance tax, this must be deal with within 6 months of the date of death.

5 – What is the probate process
Usually, as part of the probate process the court appoints an individual who is also called an executor named in the deceased’s will mainly if there’s no Will of garnering the assets, paying the remaining liabilities on the individual’s estate, alongside distributing the remaining assets to beneficiaries.

6 – Who can apply for probate?
The testator usually appoints the person who should serve as the executor. If the will of the testator does not nominate such a person, it will not be possible for one party to apply for probate. In such instances, one of the beneficiaries is permitted to apply for legal documents allowing them to act as administrators.

7 – What is a Grant of Representation?
A grant of representation is a legal document that an individual should acquire to deal with the deceased person’s estate.
This document confirms your legal status and your ability to deal with all things related to the Estate of the person that has died. You should also note that the grant of representation may still be needed irrespective of whether the person that died left a Will.

8 – What Is the Cost of Probate?
You can contact us at http://www.haighssolicitors.co.uk/Contact.aspx regarding the costs of probate.
Generally, the probate application progress determines the cost, as the longer to goes and the more time the probate specialist needs to spend the higher the cost.
Therefore, the probate cost will vary depending on the deceased person’s assets and property value. Generally, as you can see, the higher the value of the asset, the more the probate costs.

9 – What is the probate valuation?
When a person dies, the assets they owned, including property and money should be evaluated prior to issuing a grant to the executor. This needs to be done so you can establish whether there is any inheritance tax owed.
This should be worked on before the assets of the deceased are handed over to the beneficiaries.

10 – What is the Role of the Probate Registry
The Probate Registry is part of the HM Courts & Tribunal Service. The role is to issue the grants of representation. As outlined above, this is the legal document that you