Taking the first step in administering an estate.

Probate Lawyers, Across the Caribbean and England & Wales 

After the loss of a loved one, you may not be sure what you need to do to handle their estate.

We can help you with the entire process of estate administration, beginning with applying for probate. 
Our compassionate team know that this is a difficult time. We are sensitive to your needs and will do all we can to reduce demand on your time by making the probate application simple and quick. 


How does the probate process work?

We can support you with every stage of your probate journey, ensuring matters are dealt with quickly and with minimal stress for you.

Probate refers to obtaining the authority required to carry out necessary tasks after a bereavement. It allows you to deal with the personal property of the deceased. We can tell you whether you need to apply for probate and guide you through the process.

There are two ways in which you might deal with a person’s estate after their death. If the person has left a Will, you will require a Grant of Probate. If they have not left a Will, or if the court has ruled it invalid, you will need a Grant of Letters of Administration. 

In both instances, we can help you to establish whether probate is required. If all the deceased’s assets were owned jointly, or the worth of their estate amounts to less than a certain value, then you may not need to apply.

The next step is to ascertain the value of the estate by establishing its assets and debts. Ordinarily, this will require a physical search of documents and personal effects belonging to the deceased, as well as relevant enquiries with banks and other financial institutions.
Finally, you can apply for a Grant of Probate or a Grant of Letters of Administration. In the Caribbean, your probate application must be made through an attorney if the estate is valued at over $4800. 



Contact our Probate Lawyers, Caribbean and England & Wales

(Grenada, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines & Saint Kitts & Nevis)

At a difficult time, our empathetic team make the probate process easy. Get help with probate today by clicking the button below.
While our Managing Director Dr Dawn De Coteau is called to the Bar in Grenanda, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Kitts and Nevis and England & Wales, we work in association with a range of seasoned attorneys and barristers in Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados, Jamaica and across the Caribbean.