Before an executor can perform his or her appointed role, the will must be proven as the last will of the deceased. Probate is the process of proving the will and ensures that the estate is administered in an orderly manner. Let us help you through this process. Call (604) 669-6609 or email for a consultation.
The Probate/Administration Process
Applying for a grant of probate/administration involves important duties such as inventorying property and paying off the deceased’s debts. If you have been appointed as the executor, consulting one of our lawyers will help simplify the process and ensure your compliance with all legal requirements.
Receiving counsel from our lawyers is particularly recommended if there is potential for complications or estate litigation. Similar to contesting a will, probate may be challenged when there is some concern as to the validity of the will for which probate is being sought. There can be other issues relating to probate, such as someone questioning the capacity of the will maker. Where there is no will, or an invalid will, the estate still needs to be probated and a person must apply to the court to be appointed administrator of the estate.
Hobbs Giroday’s lawyers have many years’ experience with administering estates and advising executors from all over Canada. We also act for individuals who wish to challenge grants of probate/administration. We are well versed in common issues that arise and the procedures to follow in order to achieve the best possible outcome for our clients.
If you wish to apply for a grant of probate/administration or have any questions about the process contact us for a consultation.