Following a death, it is often (though not always) necessary to have a will ‘proven’. Recent changes to the system of proving a will should speed up the process. As a guide, from the date the solicitor lodges the completed paperwork in the Probate Office, a Grant issues 12 weeks later. Personal applicants can apply without a solicitor. They complete the paperwork with a probate office official. The waiting time for the first appointment with the official is approximately 26 weeks at present.
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