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Letters of Adminstration

If a person dies without leaving a Will an application will need to be made to the Court which is similar to applying for a Grant of Probate. This application is referred to as Letters of Administration.

As there is no Will and no executor it is usually the next of kin that takes on the role on dealing with a deceased person’s Estate. They cannot do this until a Grant of Letters of Administration is made by the Court.

Once Letters of Administration are granted it is essentially the same as a Grant of Probate. It shows that the Court is satisfied the person named in the Letters of Administration has the authority to administer the Estate of the deceased person.

The procedure for applying for Letters of Administration is similar to applying for a Grant of Probate.

It is essential to consult an experienced lawyer before applying to a court for a Grant of Letters of Administration.

Our team have extensive experience in all areas of the and procedure relating to Letters of Administration and have the capacity to assist our clients achieve a swift and cost effective resolution to the problem that arises when a person dies without a Will.

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