When a person dies the possessions and liabilities that they leave behind are called their estate. After their death there will be a number of things that need to be done on their behalf and this process is called estate administration.
If the deceased made a will they have nominated a person or people to do these things for them. These people are called their executors. If they did not make a will then a person can ask to be appointed, this person is called a personal representative.
Estate administration includes registering the death, informing the authorities, arranging disposal of their body, closing bank accounts, selling property, paying debts and taxes.
When a person dies, it is a very difficult time for family members and close friends who, on top of their bereavement, suddenly find themselves having to deal with the administration of their loved one’s estate and the raft of paperwork that has to be completed.
An executor or personal representative can ask for assistance with as much or as little of the administration as possible.
We specialise in dealing with the administration of deceased persons’ estates of all sizes and complexity on behalf of the executors where there is a Will, or administrators or personal representatives where the deceased did not have a Will and died intestate.