Financial institutions and other entities will often not release the assets of the deceased without probate being granted. It is not possible to transfer multiple property owned by the deceased without a grant of probate or letters of administration being granted by the court.
Not necessarily. If the there is no will or the executor named in the will is incapable of acting family members or friends of the deceased can make an application for probate. If you would like further information please contact us to make an appointment.
If the deceased person did not make a will then they have died “Intestate”. In order for their estate to be administered “Letter of Administration” will need to be granted by the court. Who can apply for letters of administration and who receives the deceased’s property through intestacy is determined by legislation.
Most of the costs of probate are the filing fees and the advertising fees required. We can untertake this process for you and we do so at a fixed fee. Call us for further details.