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Obtaining Confirmation After A Death, Scotland

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Our experienced and approachable team can provide much-needed legal and practical support in a sympathetic, efficient and clear manner.

We can advise on what steps are required to be taken at the outset and support you throughout the process, helping to ease the burden on you and your family.

At Jones Whyte, we do not charge any upfront fees.

How long does confirmation take?

One of the first questions our clients ask is “how long does confirmation take”?

While the process of applying for confirmation in Scotland is fairly straightforward, the answer to how long it takes, is not.

It depends on many different factors, including the complexity and size of the estate, how busy the court is and even the time of year.

However, our specialist solicitors will be able to support you throughout the confirmation process.

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What is confirmation and how do I obtain it?

When dealing with a deceased’s estate, you may have been told that you need to obtain ‘confirmation’ before any money and other property, belonging to the deceased, can be released. It is often a bank, building society or insurance company that will ask for this.

‘Confirmation’ is a legal document from the court giving the executor(s) authority to uplift any money or other property belonging to a deceased person from the holder (such as the bank), and to administer and distribute it according to law. An application is lodged with the sheriff court.

Let our experienced probate solicitors deal with this process for you, on average we achieve 80% of all Grant of Confirmation Applications signed by the executor within 6 weeks of instruction.

There are two main types of confirmation in Scotland. These are confirmation for small estates and large estates.

A small estate is defined as being less than £36,000 in total. A large estate is worth more than this. Jones Whyte offers two different confirmation packages:

  • Full Estate Administration
  • Fixed Fee Confirmation

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Fixed Fee Confirmation Service

From £1800 including VAT excluding outlays. This service includes:

  • Identifying Executors of Administrators
  • Getting a copy of the last will to ensure instructions are followed
  • Applying for the grant of confirmation/grant of probate
  • Completing Inheritance Tax forms on your behalf
  • Submitting confirmation/probate application on your behalf
  • Sending you copies of the grant once everything is complete for you to issue to necessary organisations

If you need help applying for confirmation, call our Probate Solicitors on 0330 175 1234 or fill in the contact form.

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Jones Whyte is a trusted and experienced law firm which can help with estate planning and confirmation.

We also have experience in managing your assets in whichever way you choose. Our services include:

Plan your estate with specialist solicitors from Jones Whyte, and ensure your wishes are respected.

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