The probate process can take between 6 months and a year, even longer depending on the complexity of the case. The probate process begins from the date of a person’s death to the estate being distributed. Once a Grant of Probate has been issued, the average timescale for an estate to be distributed is six weeks.
Cost of Probate
As standard, there is a £215 fee for a Grant of Probate if the person’s estate is worth over £5000. Other costs may include Inheritance Tax and solicitor fees, should you decide that you want professional support when dealing with this.
At Jackson Longe, our team of solicitors in Richmond would be happy to support you through the probate process, as we understand how distressing losing a loved one is.
Call us on 0208 332 2069 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
As the executor of the Will, your job is to carry out the estate administration process; find out more about this here.
How to apply for Probate
Depending on the estate’s contents, you may not need to apply for probate. However, if you do, it is possible to apply for probate online. We recommend instructing wills and probate solicitors to assist you with probate applications because if something goes wrong, you could be held financially liable.
Find out more about applying for probate here.
Wills and Probate Solicitors in Richmond
At Jackson Longe Solicitors, our team would be happy to carefully and compassionately guide you through the probate process following the loss of your loved one. Do not hesitate to contact our team today at 0208 332 2069 or fill in this contact form.