Wills & Probate
If there is a will:
- The executor/executrix named in a Will, is responsible for administering the estate of the deceased. This means complying with the terms of the will to make sure the Named Beneficiaries receive their entitlement.
- The Will may give instructions concerning the funeral arrangements but the Executor/Executrix is not bound by this.
This is required by obtaining “Proof “of a will and totaling the estate of the deceased and submitting these documented figures to the Probate Office to obtain Grant of Probate. Normally carried out by a solicitor on your behalf.
Letters of Administration
- If there is no Will, the deceased’s personal representative/s should apply for Letters of Administration.
- This applied for in the same way as a Grant of Probate.
- A Solicitor may be needed to deal with some, or all aspects of the deceased’s estate.
Power Of Attorney
Upon the death of a loved one the Power Of Attorney’s responsibilities cease and the responsibility then lies within the executor/ Executrix named in the will, providing there is one.