Procedure For The Probate Of A Will

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If you are named as an Executor on the Last Will and Testament of a deceased person then you need to obtain the services of a Lawyer to make application for a Grant of probate of the Will. Note that the property of the deceased cannot be sold or transferred to the beneficiaries without a Grant of Probate.
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Apply for letter of Administration

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If you are named as an Executor on the Last Will and Testament of a deceased person then you need to obtain the services of a Lawyer to make application for a Grant of probate of the Will. Note that the property of the deceased cannot be sold or transferred to the beneficiaries without a Grant of Probate. The process involves applying to the Supreme Court of Jamaica for the Grant of Probate and the following documents are required,

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Purchase or sell land in Jamaica

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Application for Registered Title – Documents Required Survey Diagram Statutory Declarations prepared by Attorney from 2 independent persons who know the land for over 30 years Certificate of payment of Taxes Letters of Administration Transfer Tax Certificate or Form 8 Application to be registered on Transmission.

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Sue for breach of Contract

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If you sue for breach of contract, you must sue within the statute of limitations.

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Division of Matrimonial Property

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The Rights of Spouses Act which was implemented in April 2006 provides for matrimonial property to be divided equally between spouses. This provision also includes common-law spouses who have lived together for a continuous period of 5 years as man and wife.

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Obtain Divorce

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Before any of the parties can apply for a Divorce, you must be married for a minimum of two (2) years and must have lived separate and apart for a minimum of one (1) year before you can apply for the Divorce. You must have a certified copy of the Marriage Certificate available.

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Information on How To...

Apply for Probate

If you are named as an Executor on the Last Will and Testament of a deceased person then you need to obtain the services of a Lawyer to make application for a Grant of probate of the Will.

Apply for letter of Administration

If you are named as an Executor on the Last Will and Testament of a deceased person then you need to obtain the services of a Lawyer to make application for a Grant of probate of the Will.