Wills and Probate FAQs

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How do you avoid probate?

Probate may be avoided depending on the assets the deceased person owned and whether there are any joint owners. Each financial institution has its own threshold for probate, so you will need to contact the deceased person’s bank or building society to discuss whether probate can be avoided. If assets, such as property, are jointly-owned then probate may not be necessary as the asset will be passed over to the surviving owner.

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