Wills and Probate FAQs

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What happens if probate is not done?

If probate is not done, the estate may not be correctly distributed according to the deceased person’s wishes. This can cause problems for the beneficiaries, as they may not receive their inheritances promptly, or at all. It is therefore important that you choose a responsible and reliable executor of the estate.

If you are unsure about the probate process, it is best to seek legal advice from an experienced probate solicitor in the UK.

There can also be tax implications if probate is not carried out. The executor of the estate may be liable for any unpaid taxes, which could cause problems for the beneficiaries further down the line. It is therefore important to make sure that all tax affairs are in order before beginning the probate process.

If you need help with probate, or any other aspect of estate administration, please contact our experienced team of solicitors today. We can help you every step of the way, and ensure that the process is carried out correctly and efficiently.

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