Probate

Probate is the court procedure for proving the validity of a Will and appointing the estate trustee.

It involves an application to the court whereby they will review the Will and confirm that it satisfies all formal requirements. You will then receive back a Certificate of Appointment of Estate Trustee with a Will.

If there is no Will there are certain steps to be taken and you will be trying to obtain a Certificate of Appointment of Estate Trustee Without a Will.

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    Most financial institutions and agencies will not transfer property or frozen assets from the estate of the deceased until the estate trustee receives the Certificate of Appointment from the court. In certain situations you will also need the Certificate to deal with any real property that was in the deceased’s name.

    In addition to the court application you must submit probate fees that are to be made payable to the Minister of Finance. These fees are based upon the value of the estate from certain assets. Let us help make the probate process as easy as possible. We offer the following probate services to our clients:

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