Original of a will is lost

To apply for probate you must do so with the original will, but what happens when the original will cannot be found?

It is crucial that you detail very clearly what attempts have been made to trace the original will, as the key issue is whether the will has been revoked or not.

If there is clearly evidence that the will has not be revoked then a very specific application can be made for copy will to be admitted to probate. The difficulty with this application is that those persons prejudiced by the will (eg. If the will was not valid) must be in agreement that the copy will be admitted to probate.

We have expertise in dealing with copy will applications and if you need help or guidance please call us 0845 269 3571 or complete our online enquiry form.

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