Oaths for Probate FAQs

Oaths for Probate FAQs – Swearing an Oath for Administrators – email diane@dsmlegal.co.uk or telephone 01925 937070

Q.  Do I have to attend the Probate Registry or can any solicitor swear an oath?

A.  A solicitor can swear your papers as long as they are a commissioner for oaths. 

Oaths for Probate FAQs

Oaths for Probate FAQs

Q. Do I need an appointment to see a solicitor?

A. Not usually, but it is advisable to telephone in advance of attending to make sure that a solicitor will be available to administer the Oath when you attend.

Q. How much does it cost for a solicitor to take the oath?

A. It should be no more than £5.00 per swear, plus £2.00 per exhibit (eg a will attached).

Q. I have never done this before.  What does it involve?

A. You will be asked to sign the Oath and read from a card or repeat certain words after the solicitor to confirm the truth of your statement.  You can swear on the Bible or if you prefer, ‘affirm’ the truth of your statement. 

Q.  How long does it take?

A. Usually no more than a two or three minutes.

Q. If I swear my oath at the solicitors, do I then need to attend at the Probate Registry?

A. No, you only need to attend once either at a local solicitor or at the Probate Registry.

Q. Should I copy the sworn documents before I return them to the Probate Registry?

A. Yes you should ask the solicitor for a copy of the oath and any exhibits for your records.


How we can help  

We are Commissioners of Oaths and experienced in administering oaths, affidavits and statutory declarations.

  • We provide a fast, reliable service and can usually accommodate requests at very short notice.
  • The office is close to bus routes and minutes from Junction 8 of the M62 motorway.
  • There is free on-site parking for both disabled and able-bodied people.
  • We provide copies of sworn documents free of charge.
  • We have the experience and dedication to get you the best possible outcome.

Contact us – Wills and Probate Solicitors in Warrington, Cheshire 01925 937070

We now also have a Wigan office which can be contacted on 01942 914004.

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