Probate & Estates
On death, the executors named in the Will of the deceased (or the chosen administrators where there is no Will) are responsible for dealing with the administration of the estate, which includes implementing the provisions of the Will. In most cases it is necessary to obtain a grant of representation to formalise the appointment of the executors.
The role of executor can include registering the death, organising the funeral, ascertaining details of the deceased’s assets and liabilities, calculating and settling all tax liabilities (including the preparation and submission of inheritance tax forms), encasing and transferring assets and accounting to the beneficiaries.
Warners have considerable experience in this area and are more than happy to help to the extent required.
- Unhappy Beneficiary Counts Cost When a beneficiary initiated ‘considerable efforts’ to check up on the activities of the executor of a deceased woman’s estate, the decision to investigate the conduct of the executor (who had also had a power of attorney...
- Property Dealings in Last Year of Life Challenged Successfully When an 86-year-old woman died in 2008, it was found that she had, during the preceding nine months, made substantial gifts to one of her three children – her daughter – which enabled the daughter and her husband...