Estate Administration

Administering an estate, whether by obtaining probate or through intestacy, is a difficult and time-consuming process particularly if you are grieving for the loss of a loved one.  There are a number of legal pitfalls which could catch you out and the possibility of incurring personal liability if you administer the estate incorrectly.

An executor must do their utmost to locate potential beneficiaries. To not do so would in breach of their fiduciary duties to those entitled to a share of the estate.  Executors may also incur additional costs if the necessary paperwork is prepared incorrectly.  You also need to prepare and keep accounts to demonstrate how the estate has been dealt with after payment of liabilities and expenses.

From obtaining probate to the completion of all statutory forms, if you are named as an executor, we can guide you through the process or alternatively we can be named as the Executor in the Will to perform the administration ourselves.

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I’m so glad I found WTT, it has been such a support and to now be in a position whereby we may have a plan going forward and if it fails we know what we are looking at come 2019 is like someone actually turning on that light at the end of the tunnel.  The tunnel may still be long, the light may shine brighter and dim at times over the coming months/years, but one way or another we will get to the end of that tunnel and come out the other side back into the sunshine.