Probate with No Will Completed in 8 Weeks Case Study

16 May 2017

Client Situation

Mrs M instructed our Probate Solicitors to administer her late husband’s Estate in early January. Her husband had died without a Will but Mrs M was entitled to the Estate under the Intestacy Rules. She wanted our help to ensure that all the assets were transferred into her sole name.

With our Probate Complete Service we take full responsibility for obtaining Grant of Probate and dealing with the Legal, Tax (excl VAT), Property and Estate Administration affairs*.

How We Helped

On our advice, Mrs M took the Grant of Probate in her own name, which was issued only 4 weeks after we were instructed. We submitted the application to the Probate Registry on her behalf. The only thing Mrs M had to do was get an Oath for Administrators sworn at a local solicitor’s office.

The Grant of Probate then allowed us to settle and close all of Mr M’s financial affairs and settle all the liabilities of the Estate. We were also able to transfer all joint assets into Mrs M’s sole name straight away.

The Outcome

The Estate Administration was completed in mid-March, with the whole process taking less than 8 weeks. Mrs M was extremely pleased with the efficiency of our service and the level of communication received during the process.

Mrs M wrote, “I just wanted to thank you for sorting out my Probate. I so much appreciate that I have not had to do anything except sign a few papers. I have also appreciated your level of communication.”

*We can also pay all the costs of a Co-op Funeralcare funeral, providing the Estate owns sufficient assets which can be sold in due course to repay our costs.

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