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Frequently Asked Questions
Probate typically takes 4-6 months to complete from the date of submission of the application, depending on your estate's complexity. However, it can take up to two years or more if you have complicated assets or significant debts.
The executor must submit the original will and an application to the Supreme Court's Probate Registry to receive the Grant of Probate. If the application is approved, the Grant of Probate effectively verifies the will and gives the executor the power to transfer the assets.
For a probation, the executor should file the following items:
- An original will;
- Affidavit of attesting witness;
- An oath of the Executor;
- A Bond for making return into the Registry;
- An original death certificate; and
- A Return of the valuation of all the property of the deceased.
Obtaining a grant of probate is simple as long as you have the necessary papers, namely a death certificate and the original will. In the case of the Bahamas, you will have to apply to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas' Probate Registry.
Wills and other estate documents are not publicly available.
For a will to be legal, the following requirements of Section 5 of the Wills Act must be followed: Written, with the signature of the testator or testatrix, or a person acting at their direction and in their presence at the bottom or end of the document.