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14Nov/190

Probate services in the UK

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SOPHIE ANDREWS from Lodge Brothers Legal offers probate services and legal advice at affordable prices. Perhaps you are someone who has been thinking about probate and is wondering if this is a service that you would need. If you know a little about this type of legal service you may have heard of a grant of probate or a GOP and are interested in what this will cost you and how you can get more information about this. You can contact Sophie, Emily or Hannah for a no obligation quote.

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A grant of probate is the confirmation authorising who is the executor who has been elevated to administer the estate of someone who has passed away. The service of probate includes finalising the affairs of the deceased in terms of their finances and assets. Logistical it is by far the most difficult part of the passing of someone is the allocation of these assets and finalisation of the estate as a whole. Before anyone can start to deal with the allocation of assets to heirs of the estate there are other fundamental aspects which will need to be addresses, such as attending to the bank account of the departed. In order for anyone to have the authority to deal with the bank account of a person who has passed, they will need to request a grant of probate in order to act on their behalf. Something like this is easier if arranged prior to the event of your passing and will leave less for your family to consider while they grieve your loss.

Are there instances where a grant of probate Feltham is not required in order to finalise an estate. Lodge Brothers Legal Services attorneys confirm that while there are some instances where this is not required, it is not often something that can be avoided. In an instance where the deceased is a minor child, the parent or legal guardian will be able to attend to the closing of the bank account of the minor child. In situations like this, no will come into play as one needs to be of legal age in order for a will to be recognised. Another instance when probate would not be required is when the estate is worth less than £10,000.

Some of the time, a person may have a joint bank account with another who survives them and who is the recipient of the estate automatically in the event of passing. In a situation like this, probate will not be required however it is always highly recommended that this be confirmed and not simply assumed. An executor would be required to correspond with the banking and other institutions in order to confirm the passing of the person and provide them with proof of death in the form of a death certificate. Once done the application for probate Woking can be avoided as long as everything is in order. If that is not the case then probate will need to be applied for in the usual way, using your legal attorney as an impartial expert who will be able to guide you seamlessly and safely through the process.