Can you avoid probate altogether?

Can you avoid probate altogether? Here are three scenarios where probate is not required: 1. Estates worth less than £15,000 In most cases financial institutions, such as banks and insurance companies waive their right to ask for probate where the estate is worth less than £15,000. Instead, they will release the funds to the executor [...]

Swearing an oath with a Solicitor

You no longer need to attend at a Probate Registry to swear the oath, but can do it in front of a local Solicitor like this: Complete the Probate Application Form (PA1) using our Sample PA1 for guidance. On the first page in the 'Interview venue' box write 'Solicitor's Office' and leave the 'Dates to [...]