Dealing with Probate
Dealing with probate is a lengthy business. Even the smallest and most straightforward cases can take around nine months to resolve once the Grant or Letter of Administration has been issued. If you are considering applying for probate, you will first need to determine which of these you will need.
Deciding to carry out the probate process yourself is not something that you should undertake lightly because it is carries such a weight of responsibility and is a lot of work. It is estimated to take an average of 80 hours over the course of months and you may be legally liable if you make any financial mistakes. In addition, although you may save money and you are legally allowed to carry out much of the process yourself there are occasions where you still may need to pay for the services of a solicitor.
If you are considering dealing with probate yourself, contact the probate bureau for some free advice. The Probate Bureau will explain the whole process so that you can decide whether you wish to take this legal position on, and do not realise too late, just what you have let yourself in for! They will be able to help you make the decision that suits you best and they also have a network of financial advisors, and trained solicitors who can provide support should you need it.
The Probate bureau can administer the whole estate and provide a complete service in dealing with probate for you should you wish. They can gather all the relevant financial information , help return legal documents such as passports and driving licenses , oversee payment of bills and gather all the vital pieces of information necessary for applying for probate. Once probate is granted, the probate bureau can administer all the stages of the estate administration. You will be quoted a set probate fee in advance, payable from estate funds and your account administrator will help you through ever step of the way.
If you live in the south of England or in or around London you can meet with a Probate Bureau representative in your own home. Find out more by calling the free phone line and speaking to an adviser.
Probate should be started as soon as possible. That way you will avoid any possibility of fraud or financial wrongdoing. Dealing with probate involves numerous organisations, individuals and government departments and you need to be sure that everything is carried out correctly according to the law and the wishes of the deceased. Although some people feel complimented by being named as an executor of a Will, when the situation finally arises, it can be much harder than anticipated. Dealing with the grief of bereavement and applying for probate at the same time can put extra stain on an already distressing situation. Contact the Probate Bureau to find out more about dealing with probate and save yourself time and stress by allowing them to help you carry out the wishes of your loved one.