Losing somebody close to you is heartbreaking and the last thing you need in the wake of such a thing is to find yourself confused or frightened about what happens next.
We can help you to deal with the paperwork that can follow from a death, and more importantly, we can advise you on any issues that might need to be addressed in a timely fashion.
If the deceased left assets in their sole name, it will probably be necessary to transfer ownership of the asset out of their name and into the name of the living person who is entitled to be owner.
If the deceased made a will, then it will be clear who is entitled to succeed but depending on the value of the estate left, a document known as a Grant of Representation may be needed.
If the deceased didn’t make a will – if they died intestate – the division of assets may be somewhat more complex and again, depending on the value of the estate, a Grant of Representation may be needed.
If there is a will, the Grant of Representation is known as a Grant of Probate and the person ‘in charge’ is known as the Executor; if there is no will it is known as a Grant of Letters of Administration and the person ‘in charge’ is the Administrator.
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