DIY Probate Guide

If you’re looking for a DIY Probate Guide, then you aren’t alone.

The number of people looking to obtain probate themselves is rising fast, as people discover two things:

  1. It’s very possible to do it yourself
  2. The legal world have long overcharged for the service

It’s a real problem.  It’s been covered by a few newspapers over the past few years, but never really grown into the scandal that it could and should be.

Solicitors frequently charge £5,000+ to obtain probate for you, which is well over the odds for what is usually a pretty simple process.

Unsurprisingly, this has resulted in more people like you searching for a DIY probate guide that’ll help them to obtain probate without using a solicitor.

If you’re looking for a DIY probate guide so you can fill in the probate forms yourself, then we’ve got good news…

It’s definitely possible to obtain probate yourself, as long as you’re guided to ensure you do it right.

Let’s not mistake the fact that probate is a critical legal process – you don’t want to get it wrong.

But at the same time, if the estate that you’ve been tasked with obtaining probate for is simple enough, it can definitely done by you, without having to pay a solicitor £5,000+ (or even worse, a percentage of the estate).

How do you obtain probate?

Simple: you fill in some forms, send them off and probate is obtained.

Sounds pretty easy, right?

Well, yes and no.

None of the forms are particularly complicated, but they do have some legal jargon in which might take some time to unpick. 

How do you obtain probate correctly?

Slightly different question.  Yes, probate is usually pretty simple and straightforward, but you really don’t want to get it wrong – critical legal processes tend to have pretty significant repercussions if they’re done incorrectly.

To use just one example – incorrectly valuing the assets in the estate can then have an impact on the IHT bill; get that wrong and you can end up in hot water with HMRC.

But don’t let that put you off – with the right guide, you’ll know you’re doing the right thing and the right time, and no doubt that’s why you’re looking for a DIY probate guide to help.

With that in mind, allow me to introduce our free Essential Probate Checklist…

What is the Essential Probate Checklist and how will it help me?

The Essential Probate Checklist is essentially a DIY probate guide – it takes you through the process, and helps you understand what you need to do and when.

Here’s some of what it’ll help you with:

  • Understanding how probate works, and the key factors you need to consider when obtaining it
  • Working out when you DON’T need to submit probate 
  • The 16 steps you need to take to obtain probate, in chronological order
  • The key tasks that any Executor needs to perform
  • Identifying everyone that needs to be notified of the deceased’s death

The Essential Probate Checklist is a DIY probate guide that provides a blueprint for obtaining probate yourself, without a solicitor, and you can get your hands on it for free. 

To get access to this DIY probate guide, just click here, and you’ll be taken to a form where you can request your free copy of the Essential Probate Checklist.