When someone dies there are many decisions and arrangements to be made. Unfortunately these often have to be made at the time of personal distress and you may require help with the administrative and financial issues arising out of a bereavement.
Our team will be happy to assist you and guide you at any stage through the complex and complicated area of administering an estate so as to reduce the anxiety and worries of being an executor or administrator. We can help you to apply to the Probate Court for a Grant of Probate where there is a Will or a Grant of Letters of Administration where there is no Will and the deceased has died intestate. Where appropriate, we can also advise you in relation to a Deed of Variation under which the Will can be altered after someone’s death. This type of arrangement is often used in order to re-distribute wealth as part of a general strategy to save inheritance tax.
You may find there are unfortunate circumstances in which problems arise with the administration of an estate or you have reason to challenge the Will or the rules of intestacy which set out who gets what where someone dies without a Will. On those occasions we can offer initial advice and our Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution Team can assist you if the matter becomes contentious.