The deceased moved to Germany in the 1970s, married and established her life in Germany and is domiciled in Germany. She made a German Will declaring German domicile and residence, leaving her German estate to German designated heirs, being nieces and nephews, and left her English savings accounts to her brothers in England. The value of the English savings accounts is above the usual indemnity level and would usually require a Grant.
We have been instructed to deal with the English aspect as this has not progressed. Has anyone had experience of this and what documentation should be obtained to get the release of the English assets? Can the English beneficiaries deal with this or is it necessary to go through the German executor, the German Will setting out for a the probate court to nominate an appropriate executor?
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
Solicitor TEP, Wills and Estates