Wills & Estates

Probate and Administration of Estates

“Probate” is simply the legal process of formally proving a Will – obtaining a Court Order (called a Grant of Probate) which will authorize your Executor to administer your Will according to your wishes. 

If you do not have a Will (or do not have an Executor) finalizing your estate is governed by a similar process but the Court Order is called a Grant of Administration. 

Dealing with the loss of a loved one can be an emotional time for the friends and family members that are left behind.  If you have been named as the Executor - the person responsible to ensure legal and administrative procedures are completed, debts and taxes are paid and the balance of the assets are distributed according to the Will – the situation can become unbearable.  Quite frankly, most Executors enlist the assistance of a lawyer to navigate them through the often difficult process of administering an estate.   Our solicitors are experienced in the steps that must be taken to properly administer the estate and strive to complete the process as quickly and simply as possible.  Should you require assistance in administering an estate, please give one of our solicitors a call.