What is Probate?
Probate technically means a document issued by the Court confirming who is entitled to deal with the estate. It allows the executors named in the Will to sort out the financial affairs and carry out the wishes of the Will. The term is also used informally for dealing with an estate where there is no Will or where a Grant of Probate is not necessary.
For more information or to speak to one of our team about your individual circumstances contact us at one of our offices across Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire in Boston, Grantham, Lincoln, Newark and Sleaford.
If a person has made a Will, and it can be located, and it details exactly what should happen to their belongings; money, children, property etc. then probate is a straight forward process.
On occasions where there is no Will in place, the Will can’t be found, or someone wishes to contest the Will then further problems with probate can arise.
Whatever your situation, when someone dies it is important to contact us immediately to talk you through the process and the next steps.
What we can do
During probate, our role is to support you.
- Help you locate the Will if it cannot be found
- Ensure the Will is valid
- Sort out any debts or taxes
- Ensure money, property and belongings are passed to the people named in the Will
- Help deal with any problems, including if someone wishes to contest the Will
Our probate team can take the extra stress away from you at such a difficult time. We will assist you step by step and give you the peace of mind that you are dealing with the Will properly.
For more information on probate matters contact our team of experts at one of our offices across Lincolnshire, in Boston, Grantham, Lincoln, Newark and Sleaford.