What is Probate?

Probate is used to describe the process of applying to administer (or run) a deceased persons estate - usually in connection with making sure that any beneficiaries of a Will (or in the absence of a Will those determined by rules of Intestacy) inherit the correct assets, and taxes are paid. It is also described as Estate Administration.

Obtaining Grant of Probate (or in the absence of a Will, Grant of Administration) is one of the important steps in Probate and Estate Administration, but not the only one. It is the process of becoming legally entitled to administer the Estate of a deceased person. For example, allowing you to close a bank account or transfer property. Grant of Probate/Administration in England and Wales can only be done by the Probate Court.

Probate and Estate Administration involves many tasks and can become quite complicated and difficult in some circumstances - and many people appoint a Probate Specialist like Fridaysmove to assist them.