Copy of a Will : Frequently asked questions
How much does it cost to obtain a grant of probate ?
We charge a simple fixed fee. To assess this we typically need to ask a few straightforward questions relating to the nature of the estate, the number of beneficiaries and the assets and liabilities. Thereafter we can then confirm the likely costs.
How much does it cost to contest a will ?
In most cases we recognise that funding is a problem. As a result of this, we always try to fund cases on a non win no fee basis if appropriate. If for whatever reason this is not possible, we have a variety of funding options available which include, fixed fee, or deferred fee.
Why is a Copy of a will not always available or Probate not issued ?
Sometimes we make a search and find that there is no will and no record of probate being issued. It is important to appreciate that probate will not be needed in every case which means that the Deceased’s will won’t ever become a public document. Common reasons why probate is not issued are as follows :-