Dealing with an Estate
When someone dies it can be a difficult and sometimes overwhelming task to sort out their affairs. You will first of all need the legal right to be able to deal with the person’s estate. If the person who died did not leave a Will this can make the process of dealing with their affairs more complicated.
Depending on the assets that the deceased left you may need to apply for a grant of representation (often commonly referred to as a grant of probate) from the probate registry before you are able to deal with any of the deceased’s assets. You may have inheritance tax to pay and complex forms to complete.
Why should I use a solicitor?
You don’t have to use a solicitor to deal with someone’s estate when they die. A personal representative can choose to deal with the estate personally but depending on the circumstances this process can become complex and time consuming. Our probate team at RJS Solicitors have years of experience in dealing with the estates of people who die and can easily guide you through the process.