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Incorrect probate advice from a national organisation

Mrs. X died leaving only her daughter Miss Y. After the funeral it became clear that help would be needed to transfer Mrs. X's share in her home to Miss Y, who already owned half.

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The funeral director was part of a large national concern, who told Miss Y she would need Probate and the cost would be £1,800 plus VAT.  Miss Y called in to see us, as we had acted for Mrs. X before.  The cost came out at under £650 inclusive, as Probate was not needed to deal with the house and close a single building society account

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What do I do when somone dies?
There is generally a lot to do, from registering to winding up business matters. A specialist solicitor can help to guide you through this difficult time, where mistakes can bring disaster.
What is Probate?
Probate is a Court certificate proving that the Will is the correct one, and identifying the Executor named in the Will as having authority to act. Where there is no Will the Grant is called Letters of Administration.
How long will it take to sort out the estate?
This varies. It is unsafe to distribute the estate less than about 7 months from the date of death, if there is the slightest possibility of a challenge from someone not favoured in the Will or by the Administration rules. Otherwise, your solicitors will provide an estimate

 

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