How much does probate cost? It’s a popular question. How many people have an idea about the costs before they need to know?
I have been looking today at the last statistics report prepared by the Probate service and it contains some interesting facts. The two most important concerns for users of the service were helpfulness and speed of response. I suppose there is nothing surprising about that but the responses may have been determined by the form of the questionnaire used by the Probate service.
One issue which executors face is tracing what exactly is included in the estate – Age UK have produced a leaflet which is helpful for anyone wondering whether there are other accounts out there, useful even for those of us still around (click here).
Duties of an executor. What about a fugitive beneficiary?