FAQs

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Probate

What is probate?

Probate is the process of dealing with a person’s estate after they’ve died. This normally means dealing with all of their assets (such as property and personal possessions) and liabilities (such as outstanding debts) before transferring whatever is left to the beneficiaries.

Who is responsible for probate?

The executors are responsible for distributing the estate accurately. The executors assume legal and financial liability for the probate process and if any mistakes are made, the executors are held personally responsible. If you appoint Succession, we assume all of these liabilities on your behalf.

Who pays for probate?

Most of the costs for dealing with probate come out of the estate when probate has been granted. The executors and beneficiaries never have to worry about being out of pocket. Our fees are typically thousands of pounds less than solicitors. We ask for a small deposit to secure our services.