Probate - Justice Centres Uganda

Grant of Probate

Before an executor elected in a deceased’s will proceeds to manage or distribute the property, the Executor should get what are called “Grant of Probate”.

Grant of Probate means endorsement by a court of competent jurisdiction authorising the executor named in the testator’s last will to administer the testator’s estate.

Application for Grant of Probate:

  • The person applying to court for grant of probate should be the executor named in the will.
  • To apply for grant of probate, an application shall be made by petition with the will attached to it.

The petition should among other things, state the time of the testator’s death, testators assets, and whether the will attached was duly executed by the deceased.