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Intestacy rules

Understand the steps you’ll need to take when someone has died without a will, or ‘intestate’. What is intestacy? When someone dies without a will, their estate is divided up according to standard rules, known as intestacy law. As set out in the Inheritance and Trustees’ Power Act, the rules determine who inherits what based on family connections. The rules don’t take […]

Probate solicitors

Find out about probate solicitors’ fees and what a professional will do if you pay for them to carry out the probate process Do I need a probate solicitor? If you’re the executor of a will, you’ll need to decide whether to pay a professional to carry out the probate process or whether to do it […]

DIY probate: how to administer an estate

Understand the key steps you’ll need to take if you decide to carry out the probate process yourself How does probate work? Being named as the executor of someone’s will may seem daunting. But if you’re not dealing with a complex estate, you may be able to save money by settling the process yourself. Handling probate as an executor […]

Grant of probate

How to get a grant of probate, plus the fees you’ll pay and the information you’ll need to complete a probate application What is a grant of probate? A grant of probate confirms the authority of executor to administer the estate of someone who has died, which includes tidying up their affairs and distributing their assets […]

What is probate?

Understand the process you’ll need to go when dealing with the estate of someone who has died What is probate? Probate is the process of dealing with the estate of someone who has died, which generally means clearing their debts and distributing their assets in accordance with their will. In our video, we explain the probate process and […]

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