Grants of Letters of Administration
In the absence of a Will, an application for a Grant of letters of administration may be sought by the person or persons with the greatest claim to the deceased’s estate (for example, a widow or widower).
It is always important to have a valid Will because, if you die without one, your estate will most likely be distributed in a manner that you do not intend or anticipate. The right to receive part of an estate, when someone dies intestate (in other words, where there is no Will) is determined by statute.
Dimocks Family Lawyers will be able to inform you of your entitlements (if any), to the whole or part of an estate.
If the deceased’s Will cannot be found, enquiries should be made of the deceased’s banks, Solicitors or Accountants; or the deceased’s Will may be registered with the Supreme Court.