Probate

A grant of Probate is a legal document by which the Supreme Court authorises an executor (or executors) to manage the estate of a deceased person in accordance with the provisions of the deceased’s Will.

Probate can also be granted over “informal Wills”. An informal Will is a document that was not duly executed ( that is, signed in the presence of two witnesses) but was intended by a deceased person to form her or his Will.

If a deceased person did not leave a Will or left a Will which did not appoint an executor, a beneficiary can apply for a grant of Letters of Administration. Usually, the application for Letters of Administration is made by a deceased person’s surviving spouse or children.

We are experienced in assisting executors or beneficiaries apply for grants in relation to deceased estates. We will provide you with detailed advice about the application process, the costs involved, and how to administer the estate once you have obtained a grant.