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Probate? What's that?

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When I tell friends I'm a solicitor and they ask what I specialise in, I often find that the answer I give is often followed by another question. I deal with Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Estate Planning, Trusts and…Probate. "What is Probate?"

If you have lost a loved one this may be a phrase you keep coming across and have no idea what it means. "What is Probate?" If you google Probate, you may be met with the explanation that it "is the judicial process whereby a will is "proved" in a court and accepted as a valid public document that is the true last testament of the deceased." That's clarified things for you, right?

Other questions you may come across are; "Do I need Probate?"; "What needs to go through Probate?"; "Who applies for Probate?"; "How do I get Probate?"; and the list can go on and on.

When you have lost someone close to you, the last thing you would want is to be bombarded with questions about what you can do, what you can't do or what you have to do. At Gepp Solicitors, I and my colleagues have extensive experience of dealing with estates of all shapes and sizes and we can help you through the process of getting answers to some of the questions you have.

Should you wish to start getting answers to the questions you keep coming up against regarding Probate and wish to discuss how we can help in more detail please contact me on 01245 228120 or for further information.

This is not legal advice; it is intended to provide information of general interest about current legal issues.