The Probate Process
JNB Law are experienced Probate Solicitors, having administrated probate over multiple decades.
A person’s estate is the combination of their assets and belongings. This can include:
- Multiple Bank Accounts
- Multiple Savings Accounts
- Personal Belongings
For initial advice you can use the contact form on this page, or call us on 0115 963 0179
How Does It Work?
The Probate process is the process of administering the estate of someone who has passed away. It involves the meticulous organisation of their money, possessions and assets, and distributing those as inheritance once all debts and taxes are paid off.
If the deceased has left a will, this process is undertaken by someone who is chosen as an administrator of the estate. This person or sometimes multiple people are known as executors of the Will.
How can I make sure this process is as smooth and quick as possible?
The time required can vary depending on how complex the probate is. The more complex the probate, the higher risk of making a mistake, unless you use a solicitor to do this for you. Many disputes can arise from mistakes during probate, and beneficiaries have and will dispute if they feel that have not been properly considered. As experience contentious probate solicitors, we know how things can go wrong if not done properly.
We can offer a fixed fee service for dealing with the probate process of an estate. The fees can vary depending on the complexity of the estate. This is to be fully expected and is a standard approach by solicitors across the UK.