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Probate

(6 Posts)
MotherOfMinions Thu 01-Sep-16 16:31:19

If a will has not been granted probate, why hasn't it and what can be done to ensure that it is?

Mumblechum0 Thu 01-Sep-16 18:09:46

Need a bit more detail! When did the testator die, were they married, have you seen the will?

LineyReborn Thu 01-Sep-16 18:11:32

It's sometimes because the executor(s) haven't applied for it.

charmund Thu 01-Sep-16 18:18:45

Mumble is right but I'd just add is there someone (living) who is named in the will as the executor/trix?That's the person who should take out probate

prh47bridge Thu 01-Sep-16 18:32:50

It isn't always necessary to get probate. It depends on the nature of the estate. If everything was held in joint names there is no need for probate. Alternatively, if the estate does not include any land, property or shares, probate is only needed if any financial institutions holding the deceased's assets insist. Why are you concerned?

MotherOfMinions Thu 01-Sep-16 18:40:49

Bridge has just given me the answer, thank you. It's to do with a distant relative

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