Administration of Estates

administration of estates

Trying to sort out the affairs of a family member or loved one after they have died is a daunting task at what is a very stressful time. Our team can provide you with all the advice you need regarding administration of estates.

If you have been appointed as an Executor under a Will or are taking on the role of Administrator on an intestacy (when the deceased did not leave a Will), you will be undertaking a task that brings with it a host of responsibilities and obligations. These include but are not limited to:-

  • Protecting assets until they are sold or transferred to beneficiaries.
  • Finalising all matters pertaining to Inheritance Tax, Income Tax and Capital Gains Tax.
  • Preparing and submitting an application to the Court for a Grant of Representation (Probate or Letters of Administration).
  • Ensuring all debts and liabilities of the estate are settled.
  • Distributing the estate in accordance with the deceased’s Will or according to the Rules of Intestacy.

We offer the full range of services and legal advice that will allow you to deal with every aspect of the administration of an estate, confident in the knowledge that you are fulfilling your obligations as a Personal Representative.

We will ensure that all your duties are discharged and the estate is administered in a timely and stress-free manner. Even if the administration throws up unexpected obstacles, such as a challenge to the estate by a disgruntled third party, Neil John and Janet Lane, members of our Civil Litigation Department, will be on hand to guide you through any contentious proceedings.

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