grant of probate


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grant of probate

n
(Law) law a certificate stating that a will is valid
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When someone dies in England and Wales, banks and building societies will typically freeze their accounts until the person in charge of dealing with their will, known as the executor or someone acting on their behalf, applies for an official document known as a grant of probate.
This is not always the case and in a lot of cases a grant of probate will be required in order to deal with someone's affairs.
These claims must be brought within six month of the grant of probate or, when there is no will, letters of administration.
A Grant of Probate is a fixed fee of AED 5,500 irrespective of the value of the estate.
The new Act creates a process to administer an estate without a grant of probate of the Will.
The Plaintiffs sought the revocation of the Grant of Probate of the 2001 Will.
The fee for registering the DIFC will is $2,800 while that for the grant of probate upon the person's death is $1,500.
If you are dealing with closing an estate, ask your solicitor if an application for grant of probate has been submitted.
This strategy is effective, especially in cases where landowners inherit land informally in situations where the owner had died and the beneficiaries had not obtained a Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration.
If you think you have grounds for complaint, then it is important to move quickly, preferably before probate is granted (which is the point from which the estate can start to be distributed unless a caveat is granted which stops the assets from being distributed), and in any event normally no later than six months after grant of probate.
It is a question of how long it will take before you can obtain a Grant of Probate of your mother's will.