Administration of Estate

If there is a valid will and an executor has been appointed, then the executor deals with administering the estate. If there is no will (or if there is a will but there is no executor) an administrator is appointed – usually the next of kin or a solicitor. Administering a Will means making sure that the estate is distributed in accordance with the Will and with the law.

Grant of Probate

Part of the process involves a Grant of Probate, which is a process whereby the Will is certified to be valid and it is established that all legal, financial and tax matters are in order. Only then can the executor or administrator get on with the job of distributing the estate. If the estate is complex it may be advisable to appoint a solicitor administer the Will.

Julie Breen Solicitors in Ferns and Enniscorthy have a great deal of experience in administering Wills, extracting Grants of Probate, explaining how to appoint an executor or how to be an executor, and all other aspects of a person’s last Will and testament.