Articles on deceased estate administration
After death the person/s named by the deceased in their will, their executors and trustees attend to administering the deceased’s estate according to the what the will states.
They obtain a grant of probate from the Court which authorises them to deal with the deceased estate. In some small estates a grant may not be necessary.
If no will was left then an intestacy results. In an intestacy application is made to the Court to appoint someone. They then administer the estate according to the hierarchy of rules set out in the legislation.
What was a gift of farmland intended to include?
When spouses sign each others’ wills by mistake.Does it mean intestacy?
Power of the court to rectify wills in some circumstances.
When an original will cannot be found. Can a copy be used?
Proving the will and obtaining authority to deal with the estate .
When things end up in court – who pays?
Leaving property to your descendants when there is more than one.
Leaving your personal possessions to someone in your will.
Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.