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What is Resealing Probate?

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What is Resealing Probate?

In simple terms; Probate is a process of proving and registering the will of a deceased person in the courts.
In England and Wales, it is commonly used to describe the financial and legal processes involved in handling money, possessions, and property of a deceased person.

Why is Probate Necessary?

Upon death, someone has to deal with the deceased’s estate. The person is usually the executor who is clearly named in the will to administer the deceased’s estate. It can also be an administrator if the deceased died without a will.
The executor or administrator will handle all the assets and liabilities of the deceased’s estate. A Grant of Probate must be issued to get the consent of administering the estate of the deceased individual.

What is a Grant of Probate?

A Grant of Probate is a legal paper that authorises executors to deal with the estate of the deceased. Typically, it is sealed for use in the issuing country. Therefore if the deceased is domiciled overseas, but has bank accounts, shares or any other property in the UK, it is obligatory to have the existing Grant of Probate sealed to enable you to deal with those assets. By so doing, the executors does not have to make a separate application for probate within the UK.

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