Few experiences are more traumatic than the death of someone you know well, especially if you are the one who has to sort out the affairs of the deceased. The administration of an estate can take some months, even years in very complicated cases. Few people have the time to spare or the ready knowledge at hand which is why it makes sense to instruct a probate lawyer.
On death, the executors named in the Will of the deceased (or the appointed administrators, where there is no Will) are responsible for dealing with the administration and distribution of the estate. 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), encashing and transferring assets and accounting to the beneficiaries.
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