What has happened to the Will?
Increasingly, due to non-traditional family structures and existing politics, adult children, friends and other relatives find that on the death of their loved one, they are excluded entirely from the probate process and have no idea if they are mentioned in the Will or not.
If you are in the situation whereby someone close to you has died yet no information or executory tasks have been requested from you, then it is likely that you were not named as executor of the will.
The executor by law needs to apply for a Grant of Probate by submitting a copy of the Will to the Probate Registry before being able to start tying up financial obligations and distributing the proceeds of the Estate.
However, once the Grant of Probate has been issued, you are then able to legally view the contents of the Will and if necessary, contest it.
If you are concerned that you are not being made aware of what is happening during the probate process, then it is vital that you contact us as soon as possible. If the Grant of Probate has been issued, we will be able to provide you with a copy of the Will and, if you act quickly, begin with proceedings to contest the document.