When someone dies, a person applies to the Court for him/herself to be granted the legal right to manage their estate and a letter of representation known as Probate.
If a person who has died leaves a Will, they would usually name one or more people to administer their estates, and they are known as the executors of the Will. As an executor, you may need to apply for a grant of probate, which is an official document issued by the Court that allows you to administer the estate.
If a person dies without leaving a Will, this is known as dying intestate. If you wish to administer the estate of the deceased in this situation you must obtain a letter of administration, which is an official document issued by the Court that allows you to administer the estate.
Here at Tulips Solicitors, our experienced team of probate lawyers can advise and guide you throughout the process of obtaining a grant of probate or letter of administration.
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