Wednesday, 3 December 2014

General Information
Upon a person’s death, the person in charge of the administration and distribution of his or her estate is known as a (1) executor if the deceased had made a will, or a (2) personal representative if the deceased had not made a will.

Grant of Probate
If you are appointed as an executor in a deceased’s will, and the value of his or her estate exceeds $3 million, you will have to apply to court for a Grant of Probate within 6 months after the deceased has passed on. The Grant of Probate validates the will and is the official document authorizing the executor to deal with a deceased person’s estate.

Letters of Administration
If there is no will and the deceased has some property to be dealt with, the beneficiary who has a prior right under the intestacy laws will have to apply to court for a Grant of Letters of Administration. This is so that the courts can appoint personal representatives to administer and distribute the deceased’s estate.

Legal Advice Recommended
As the Grant of Probate and Letters of Administration involve complex legal procedures and issues, you are advised to engage a lawyer to aid you in your application.

Call Gloria James-Civetta & Co for your Probate & Letters of Administration matter on 63370469
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