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What Is Probate?

Understanding exactly what probate is can be very confusing after someone has died. It is important to understand exactly what probate is, whether you need probate and whether you need to get help.

Probate is simply the legal term that is given to the process that is followed after someone has died. It is typically undertaken by the executor named in a will or the administrator (typically a relative) when there is no will.

The probate process involves an application being made to the probate court for the issue of a legal document known as a grant of probate (if there is a will) or a grant of letters of administration (when there is no will). This document is needed to deal with the assets of a deceased person such as collect monies from a bank account, sell shares, or collect monies under a life insurance policy.

Typically in our experience you will need probate to:

  • Close a bank account having a balance over £15,000
  • Collect or transfer shares
  • Sell a property
  • To make a claim under a life policy or a pension death benefit
  • Make a claim by the estate eg. PPI, or care home fees

Applying for Probate : When To Get Help

To obtain probate requires an application being made to the probate court, which is called the Probate Registry. The procedure varies depending upon whether you seek help from a solicitor like ourselves or apply in person. Often we get asked as to the benefits and advantages of using a solicitor, and whether it is worth the expense.

Unlike most solicitors, we charge a simple fixed fee which is payable at the end of the case. In many cases we can obtain probate quicker than a personal application. For example, if you need probate urgently for the sale of a property we can obtain probate in a matter of weeks. We also take care of the inheritance tax return which most people find difficult to complete.

Other times you should seek help with probate are:

  • When the original will is lost
  • You need probate quickly
  • Inheritance tax is payable e.g. an estate over £325,000
  • There are issues or problems with the will
  • There is no will and the beneficiaries are children
  • There are problems with the executor or missing beneficiaries
  • The deceased left foreign assets
  • Beneficiaries cannot be traced

If you are unsure about the probate and whether you need probate, call our probate advice helpline on 0330 311 9700 (9AM – 5.30PM M-F) or complete the online enquiry form.

Your Fixed Fee Probate Service Includes:

Guaranteed fixed fee
All fees deferred – no upfront costs
Dedicated Case Manager
Cost effective, clear and transparent fees
Getting probate quickly
No attendance at Court required

Our Client Promises:

We will always be clear and transparent on our costs
Be friendly and approachable
Be Cost effective. We charge a simple, straightforward fixed fee
Always treat our client fairly
Be sympathetic and understand of our client’s needs
Always be clear when explaining matters
Will do our best to look after our client’s needs
When acting in disputes, to fight your case hard but fair

Our Client Promises:

We will always be clear and transparent on our costs
Be friendly and approachable
Be Cost effective. We charge a simple, straightforward fixed fee
Always treat our client fairly
Be sympathetic and understand of our client’s needs
Always be clear when explaining matters
Will do our best to look after our client’s needs
When acting in disputes, to fight your case hard but fair

Testimonials

Mr P Cormie

“On behalf of our family, I would like to thank you very much for all your extremely efficient help throughout the Probate process, for sorting out our mother’s estate and tax issues and for answering all of our questions so clearly and promptly!”

Mr T.W. Smith

“I have been very impressed with everything you have one for me. Rest assured that should I need help of a Solicitors in the future it will be yourself and TM that I’ll be contacting”

Mrs S Garner

“Thank you so much for everything. You have been amazing and I am so please I went with your company. I loved the fact that I got e-mails back straight away and you were always there when I needed advice.”

TM Solicitors Ltd are a specialist probate law firm that act for clients across the UK, we are authorized and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, while we are also members of the Law Society’s probate section, and Solicitors For the Elderly. We are experts in what we do, we don’t generalize in other areas, we specialize in probate and, contested probate. In doing so, this enables us to focus on ensuring probate is obtained in the quickest time possible in a cost effective manner.

Get in touch for probate advice & quote here

Speak with a probate specialist on
0330 311 9700

Open 9.00 – 17.30 M-F
OR get a fixed fee quote:

Name*

Email*

Telephone*

Brief Details

Your details are never passed to third parties and we will only contact you regarding your brief.