Probate Solicitor | What Is Probate?
The death of a loved one is a difficult and stressful period to go through. If you have been named as the executor of a Will, depending upon the size of the Estate, it may be your responsibility to apply for probate. To help ease some of the stress and responsibility, it is advised that you hire a probate lawyer to help you through the legal process.
The term 'probate' is used to describe both the legal and financial processes that are involved when dealing with the assets of a person who has died, including money, property and possessions. Put simply, it is the process by which a Will is proven and the Estate thereafter administered according to the terms of that Will. The executor of the Will must apply for probate before they are able to claim, distribute or sell any of the assets of the testator (the person whose Will it is).
If the deceased has not left a Will, or the appointed executor cannot or will not act, an administrator will be appointed to carry out the instructions of the Will, or administer the estate according to the laws of intestacy.
If an individual is seeking to contest probate, this may mean that they are looking to dispute the validity of the Will, or seeking to bring a claim for maintenance under the Inheritance (Provision for Family & Dependants) Act 1975.
At Tollers, we have a team of expert probate solicitors, who are specialists in this niche area of the law to help you with your case and offer any guidance you may need. As an established leading regional law firm, your Tollers probate solicitor will help you deal with any legal challenges you might face, despite the complexity.
Please contact us for completely free advice on 0333 414 9191 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.