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Knowing Your Way Around Probate Procedures

My immediate family has had to deal with a legal issue oer the last year.  Our remaining parent died, after some 12 years of living in a care home.   We had the funeral and then started the process of winding up the estate for distribution between we offspring.  There was no one else involved – no other beneficiaries of any sort.    I knew of three families with similar conditions and they had worked their way through the probate procedure and done all the work themselves, thus saving a huge amount of money.  This was not to be in our case because the eldest sibling called all the shots and refused to even try to deal with it.  As it happened, the work could have ended up costing more so we booked a fixed price deal withe law firm who handled the house sale.   There was a minor complication in that we had court of protection cover instead of power of attorney.  But it all worked through pretty smoothly and payment finally came 11 months after the death.