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Probate - Insolvent Estates

What is an Insolvent Estate?

An Insolvent Estate is where someone has died and their assets may be less than is required to pay all of their debts and other liabilities in full.

What should you do if you are involved in an Insolvent Estate? 

If you are administering an Estate which may be insolvent you need to establish quickly whether or not it is or is likely to be insolvent. You should then seek legal advice on what, if any, payments should be made out of the estate until all of the liabilities are known. You need to make sure that any payments are made correctly, following the procedure with bankruptcy law.

If you are a beneficiary under an insolvent estate and monies are paid out to you, you may need to pay these monies back to the estate. 

If you are a co-owner of a property with a deceased whose estate may be insolvent, you should also seek legal advice regarding protecting your position as far as possible.  


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Who can I talk to about Probate - Insolvent Estates?

Legal Clerk Julie Griffiths:


Tel: 01694 723818

Solicitor Rachael Stokes:


Tel : 01743 248148 

Head of Wills & Probate Pauline Davies:


Tel: 01743 237124

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