Distributing a deceased’s estate can be problematic for various reasons
Sometimes, a beneficiary may have lost contact with the deceased or the number of beneficiaries is unclear. Perhaps a beneficiary has lost capacity or died before, or shortly after, the deceased.
If the deceased died intestate and all beneficiaries are not known to the personal representative, it may be necessary to instruct genealogists to prepare a family tree, locate and contact those entitled to the estate under the intestacy rules.
As the personal representative of the deceased’s estate, it will be your responsibility to ensure that the estate is distributed correctly to those entitled.
If you have any queries with regard to how or when to distribute an estate, please contact us by emailing email@example.com or calling us on 020 3440 8000.