Families could be hit with huge bills after a loved one passes away after a shake-up to probate fees. Which? explains the new fees and how much you'll pay.
People administering estates can now apply for the necessary paperwork from home, with HM Courts & Tribunals (HMCTS) new online probate service.
A reform of probate fees announced by the Ministry of Justice will see costs for the wealthiest estates rise by thousands of pounds from April 2019.
The cost of administering a deceased person’s estate in England and Wales could soar to up to £20,000 in May, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has confirmed. Subject to parliamentary...