Applying for probate varies according to whether the Executor or Administrator appoints a probate solicitor to apply for probate. If a Solicitor is instructed the Executor will be sent two legal documents to sign. The first is called an Oath for Executors. This is a legal document that sets out the basis for the application. Consequently, it will state the full name of the deceased, as well as well as the Executors details together with the net estate, while the will is also referred to in the Oath. This must be sworn before a Solicitor before being submitted to the probate registry by the Solicitor who will also need to file an Inheritance Tax return, which will be a IHT 205 or an IHT 400 if tax is payable.
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