If a person dies without a will, following an application, the court will authorise a person to administer the estate by granting “letters of administration” to a person known as the Administrator.
A person nominated in a Will to conduct the affairs of the estate of a deceased person is known as the Executor. The instrument issued by the court declaring that the Will has been duly proved and that the administration of the deceased’s estate has been granted to the specified executor is called “probate”
Applying for letters of administration or probate is the first step towards disposing of the deceased’s estate or executing a Will.
The process of obtaining Letters of Administration or Probate can prove daunting for many.
We assist and guide Administrators and Executors though the process of applying for Probate or Letters of Administration so that they can carry out their legal duties.
Our role can be restricted to drafting and filing the initial court application and document to obtain the Grant of Probate to providing assistance throughout the process. Ultimately, you decide what services and the level of assistance you require.
We can assist with:
- Applying for Grants of Probate and Letters of Administration
- Obtaining valuations of all the assets of the estate
- Identifying and settling any debts
- Arranging for the sale of property (for example real estate or shares).
- Undertaking the general administration of deceased persons’ estate
- Preparation of estate accounts
- Providing legal advice
Contact us direct for a free consultation or for further information.