Do all Wills have to be probated?

July 11th, 2018

Most Wills have to be probated because banks and other financial institutions will not usually give the executor access to the deceased’s accounts nor release any assets without a probated Will.

Financial institutions insist on probate because if they act on a probated Will and then something goes wrong with the estate (e.g. the executor absconds […]

Does QuickEstate™ provide a probate application package?

July 11th, 2018

QuickEstate™ does not probate application forms for the following reasons:

a) The probate application process and the required forms vary widely across jurisdictions (province to province, state to state, even county to county), so it is impossible to create a “one size fits all” probate template.
b) The circumstances of each estate are unique so each […]

Do I need to use a lawyer to apply for probate?

July 11th, 2018

In most jurisdictions, there is no legal requirement to use a lawyer to complete a probate application. If the executor is very experienced with legal documents, they may wish to obtain a set of blank forms and decide if they want to try making the application on their own.

It is extremely important, however, that the […]

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