Depending on the flow of work, both the Revenue Commissioners and the Probate Office process these applications relatively quickly. However, as much of the work surrounding the Administration of an Estate involves your solicitor dealing with outside agencies (e.g. Banks, the Department of Social Welfare, Valuers and Estate Agents etc.) it is difficult to give firm estimates on the precise time-scales involved.
If the Probate office requires clarification of any issue in a Will, it may be necessary to trace witnesses and have them assist your solicitor in answering these queries. Happily cases such as these are the exception rather than the rule and most Probates are concluded within a nine month period from your solicitor receiving all relevant information.