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Did you hold any assets jointly with your husband at all and what, roughly, is the value of his estate?
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Yes, in that case you will certainly require a grant of probate to deal in his estate because of the value of it. Given the size I would advise in the strongest possible terms that you instruct a probate solicitor to act on your behalf.
There are lots of organisational, procedural and administrative requirements and obligations to comply with if the estate is complicated and diverse as it sounds it is. You can find solicitors with probate departments in your area by using the following Law Society website:-
It really would be a very very big burden to bear were you to act on your own in administering his estate, being frank a lay person could create problems which may cost more in legal fees sorting out than it would using a solicitor/probate practitioner in the first place.
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