Wills and Probate FAQs
How do you receive inheritance money?
When a loved one passes, you may not receive the money soon after as the estate may need to go through the probate process. Once probate is complete, you will then be able to receive your inheritance money or have assets, such as property, transferred to your name. The time frame can vary based on the size and complexity of the estate.
If you are the executor of the estate, it is your responsibility to ensure that the beneficiaries receive their inheritance money. You will need to open a probate case with the court and administer the estate according to the deceased’s wishes. This can be a complex, expensive process, so you need to make sure you’re working with an experienced, local probate solicitor.