Jackson Lees can help and advise you on the following issues that you will face: individual's death valuations for both assets and liabilities accounts for HMRC inheritance tax is payable (if applicable) the grant of probate
or grant or letters of administration (where there is no will) which establishes the authority of the person dealing with the estate and the validity of the will best accommodate a beneficiary's needs or reduce inheritance tax eg, by varying the terms of the will finally distribute the estate to the beneficiaries Chris comments: "The range of expertise and experience within the Wills, Trusts & Probate department allows us to be in an unrivalled position in offering specialist advice and guidance through what can be a tough time following the death of a loved one.
A: If your executors give the tax man a copy of your late husband's death certificate, officials can then trace the 1983 records showing that no grant of probate
or letters of administration were issued, indicating that his estate was small and no tax was due.
As many readers who have had to deal with these matters will know, you need a grant of probate
in order to gain access to the deceased's bank and building society accounts.
You will inherit her savings if she dies without a will, and there is no need for a grant of probate
for sums under pounds 5,000 - or more at some banks
The bill would allow claims for financial support in the event of separation, a change of surname to that of their partner, allow claims under Family Relief Act if a deceased partner failed to adequately provide for the surviving partner, and ensure notice is given to a partner when an application is made for a grant of probate
In most cases, all of the executors would apply for grant of probate
. One or more may apply by themselves but usually they have to give notice to other co-executors.
Executors can refuse to act, but once they've begun the process (applied for a Grant of Probate
) they will be expected to continue and act together, even if it's only adding a signature to a form.
But he then changed the address on the account to that of Wilson; and in April the bank received a letter containing a false will and a forged grant of probate
naming Wilson as sole executor.
I suggest that you complete a Tracing Service form that is available on the National Savings & Investments website and forward it to National Savings & Investments, Glasgow, G58 1SB quoting the Premium Bond numbers, and enclose a certied copy of your late husband's Death Certicate and if you have it a Grant of Probate
The executors of the will (which could be you) will need to apply for a Grant of Probate
to wind up the deceased's estate in order to transfer the property into your name and all the associated papers and details of the estate assets and liabilities will be required to do this.
Any application must be made within six months of the grant of probate
. Call us on 0191 213 1010 and we will be able to advise you further.
When someone dies and leaves a will, a Grant of Probate
is needed by the executors of the will, allowing them to deal with the dead person's assets.