Dealing with the affairs of a loved one after death can often be overwhelming
Patrice was lovely, efficient and very clear with her explanations.
The grieving process is difficult enough as it is without the additional work required to administer the estate of the person who has died.
Our probate team is here to help guide you through the process of probate so that you can effectively and efficiently deal with your loved ones estate.
We will advise you on how the estate should be administered (whether there is a will or not), assist with completing the necessary forms and then if required we will collect in all assets and settle all liabilities prior to distributing the estate to the beneficiaries.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Grant of Representation?
The Grant of Representation* is the legal name for the document which will enable those responsible* to deal with the assets and liabilities of the estate.
*The Grant of Representation is also known as Probate if there is a Will, or Letters of Administration if there is no Will.
*Those responsible are known as Executors if there is a Will, or Administrators if there is no Will.
What happens if I’m appointed as an Executor in a Will?
If you are the executor of someone’s will or if you have been named administrator your task is to act according to the will of the deceased person. You may need a legal document, known as a Grant of Probate or a Grant of Letters of Administration, which gives you the authority to administer the estate of the deceased person.
Is there a central register of Wills?
No there is no central register of Wills. Certainty, a profit making company, is seeking to develop an informal register of Wills.