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Our probate services are provided in partnership with Kings Court Trust, who are probate and estate administration specialists.

What is probate?

Probate is the word used to describe the legal process of administering the estate of a person who has died and after deducting debts and other liabilities, giving that person's money and possessions to their beneficiaries.

What can I expect?

Kings Court can take full legal responsibility for administering an estate, from beginning to end.  As part of the service, your family can have access to the free Probate Advice Line and a no-obligation home visit can be arranged. 

They will give you your own dedicated Case Manager who will speak to you in plain English, with no jargon, so you will always understand how the administration of the estate is progressing. You'll have their direct dial phone number and email address so contact will be easy. Your Case Manager will be responsible for the swift completion of the estate administration and will always be able to give you accurate updates.

Is probate always needed?

Probate is not always required, but is likely to be needed if the deceased had:

  • Individual assets (bank accounts or ISA's etc.), exceeding £10,000
  • Owned property in their sole name or a share as tenants in common
  • Benefitted from a trust during their lifetime.

Kings Court probate advice line: 0300 303 9000