Wills and exectors information solicitors system advice please. legal, lawyers???

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Found 18th Jul 2010
hi anyone know how soon and how do you go about seeing someones will, and who the executors are. do all wills have to be processed via a solicitor at some point before they are complete.
just wishing to know how these work in england please if anyone knows.
any specialist probate solicitors anyone knows in N of england?

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in Scotland all wills have to be probated by a court and can be read by anyone once they are-dont know if that part applies in England.

Executors can choose to deal with a will themselves if they choose,although it is advisable to get a solicitor as one wrong step and they can face a law suit from any beneficiary.

Supermod

Nope, not all wills have to be filed with a solicitor as you can keep your own will at home.

You would struggle to view someone's will without the persons permission if it is filed with their solicitor.

You can see it at some point.

This is taken from willyouever.co.uk/top…=12

f the Will has been proved it is possible to obtain a copy of the Grant of Probate with the Will attached. An application can be made to any Probate Registry detailing the full name of the deceased, the last known address of the deceased and the date of death. A £5.00 fee is required made payable to H M Paymaster General.

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Original Poster

wanting to know as a family member has died and his landlady is dealing with it all and not involving any of us. wont tell us anything, but she told us he had a will made, so was wondering how we see it and who is responsible for it. she isnt forthcoming but has all his effects etc and we know some of his wishes so intend to see these are carried through.
the particular person dealing with it is not helpful and is in fact closing the family out, so we wish to get some reasonable clarity on proceedings before its too late to be changed.

Original Poster

what happens to the will once you have died if you havent filed it though?

Supermod

128plant

what happens to the will once you have died if you havent filed it though?



Research "Grant of Probate".

Original Poster

i think have to do something before probate as everything seems to be done and dusted by then. dont want to land the woman in court after the effect. would like to sort it out calmly and sensibly. i know we will have to find a solicitor ourselves but we are in a different jurisdiction in NI so have no idea how to locate a specialist solicitor in that field in england. the law is such a minefield but we cant even get old family albums at the minute never mind other family memorablilia.

Supermod

128plant

i think have to do something before probate as everything seems to be … i think have to do something before probate as everything seems to be done and dusted by then. dont want to land the woman in court after the effect. would like to sort it out calmly and sensibly. i know we will have to find a solicitor ourselves but we are in a different jurisdiction in NI so have no idea how to locate a specialist solicitor in that field in england. the law is such a minefield but we cant even get old family albums at the minute never mind other family memorablilia.



If you look on some law firm websites you can usually read their articles. There are some on my firms website but I will not provide the link as it has all my contact details so I only mention this to show it can be readily available.

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the problem with looking on the law firm websites is i cant really tell whether they are specialists and even if they are, are they any good whatsoever. these are very tricky cases at the best of times i think so its gonna need some one with a lot of experience, and able to deal with us stuck over here. this lady is old but canny.
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