What is a Licensed Probate Practitioner?
A licensed probate practitioner specialises in the legal procedures and practices surrounding inheritance and the administration of wills and estates.
Probate is the process of dealing with the estate of someone who has died. When a person dies, their estate will either pass under the intestacy rules (to the next of kin) or in accordance with the terms of a valid Will. Probate, therefore, determines where everything that the deceased person owed goes, including money, property and other possessions.
A licensed probate practitioner is qualified in the law of succession, trusts, relevant aspects of property law and the law relating to the inheritance and the administration of estates.