WHAT IS PROBATE
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After someone has died the deceased person’s assets need to be collected and the estate administered.

To do this an Executor needs to apply to the Probate Registry to obtain a document known as a Grant of Probate. If no will exists the document issued by the probate registry called a Grant of Letters of Administration. Both these documents will state :-

  • the gross and net value of the estate.
  • the names of the persons administrating the estate. In the case of a Grant of Probate it will state the Executors’ names while in the case of a Grant of Representation, the persons administering the estate are called the Administrators.

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