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How long does probate take?

How long does probate take?

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How long does the probate process take in Uk?

The average time for probate is about six to twelve months, but it can take much longer depending on the situation. If you’re not aware of what factors affect your case’s circumstances then asking how long a process will be like guessing at string length would be comparable and similarly without knowing any more details than that there could potentially only result in an estimate with no real answer.

Your estate plan is a big deal. It can be overwhelming to think about all the different factors that may affect your probate timeline, but it’s important for you start with an understanding of these potential challenges so they don’t catch up with what matters most in life – our loved ones who are counting on us after death instead!
The first thing any lawyer will tell their new client right outta gate: Probates take time because there must always exist two separate copies each signed by everyone involved before papers become final and binding as law upon heirs or administrators alike.

What affects your probate timeline?

The probate process can be lengthy, but there are some factors that determine how quickly it will happen. For example, in the case of a straightforward estate with no property or complex ones like those involving overseas assets and securities – which often take longer because they involve legal agreements from other countries- this type of document needs more time for approval than others do.

Factors impacting the probate application progress can include:

  • The probate process can be lengthy, but there are some factors that determine how quickly it will happen. For example, in the case of a straightforward estate with no property or complex ones like those involving overseas assets and securities – which often take longer because they involve legal agreements from other countries- this type of document needs more time for approval than others do.
  • Factors impacting the probate application progress can include:
  • If the case is contentious probate or non-contentious. Disputes will delay the process, as they may block a letter of probate and prevent the estate from being administered until the issues are resolved.
  • If there is a property in the estate. Dealing with the land in an estate is more complicated than money or physical assets.
  • If assets are held overseas. It is more complex to get hold of assets overseas.
  • How much time the executor can give to estate administration. Handling probate inevitably takes time. If the executor cannot give this time, the process will take longer. If you think this may be an issue in your case, it is worth considering instructing a probate specialist.

What are some of the reasons why probate can take so long?

  • The person who died might have left behind debts or property that needs to be settled.
  • Sometimes there’s a battle over how an estate should be distributed which could lead both parties having their own lawyers involved in court proceedings against each other
  • If someone was very well known, like Michael Jackson for instance (he leaves his entire fortune), then you would expect all sorts of publicity around it but often times people don’t want attention drawn away from them if they’re still alive by giving explanations as what happened
  • Another common reason is when relatives inherit things differently than expected–for example one set getting money directly while another gets nothing

If you would to speak to a member of our team in relation to the probate process or any other related service, including making a Will or Lasting Power of Attorney please call us on 0808 168 8677 or complete our online enquiry form and a member of the team will contact you to discuss your requirements.