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Probate Made Simple: The essential guide to saving money and getting the most out of your solicitor by Andrew Komarnyckyj

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9. Saving Money if You Choose Option 2: Doing Some of the Work Yourself and Giving the Legally-Challenging Work to a Solicitor: a Step-by-Step Guide

9.1 First stage: work up to probate

9.1.1 Make sure that you are the person or one of the persons with the right to administer the estate

Before you do anything, make sure that you are entitled to do it! This means that you must be either the executor named in a will, or, if there is no will, one of the persons entitled under the rules of intestacy. If in doubt, consult with a solicitor to find out what your rights are.

Provided that you are satisfied that you are an executor or administrator, you can proceed.

9.1.2 If there is no will – a warning!

If you knew the deceased well, you ...

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