It is possible to administer an estate yourself and engage with the Probate Office.
If you intend to go down this route it is important that you understand your legal obligations. If you fail to comply with your legal obligations you leave yourself open to substantial penalties and/or legal proceedings.
While the Probate Office will help you in the administration phase of the probate process at no point will they give you legal advice.
You are responsible for producing and completing the appropriate documentation. Generally the executors or next of kin of the deceased will instruct a solicitor to administer the estate.
While our team are not trained solicitors, we are experienced in the probate industry. If we feel you would be best visiting a solicitor for further advice, we will advise you to do this if necessary.