Our Estate Administration team is here to offer support and experience through the potentially lengthy legal process when you die, lending your loved ones a helping hand at what can be a difficult time. When you die, somebody has to take on the responsibility of carrying out the wishes stated in your Will. This person is known as your executor.
Although your first thought may be to appoint a family member as executor, it is worth bearing in mind that the role can become complex and time consuming. We can help by taking care of the legal side of things, giving your loved ones time to support one another.
Every person and their estate is different, therefore what is involved in administering an estate can differ from person to person. Here is an overview of some of the services that we provide:
- Registering the death
- Tax and debts
- Full Estate Accounts
If you have been appointed as an executor then you will be responsible for all aspects of administering a person’s estate. Even with a simple Will, the process can sometimes still prove to be complex – meaning the process usually takes at least a few months.
Some of the duties of an executor are as follows:
- Gathering and valuing all of a person’s assets
- Applying for a Grant of Probate
- Making sure that all of the debts, bills and Inheritance Taxes are paid out of the money in the estate
- Distributing the estate according to the wishes specified in the Will.
How we can help
For many people, the amount of work involved in being an executor can come as a bit of a surprise. However, you need not worry as there is help and support available should you require it.
We can give you advice and support regarding the options available to you and, if you require it, we can take some of the work off your hands.
If you would like advice regarding Estate Administration, please contact our experienced Wills and Probate team today on 033 3344 9606 or 033 3344 9600 or complete our online contact form.