When a person dies, it is sometimes necessary to apply for a grant of representation to deal with that person’s estate (such as land or buildings, money or other possessions owned at the date of death). This process is sometimes colloquially referred to as ‘applying for probate’.
A grant of representation or a ‘grant’ is a court-issued document which entitles a named individual to represent the deceased’s estate and distribute his/her assets. There are many different forms of grant which can issue. The two most common grants are a grant of probate (where there is a will) or a grant of letters of administration (where there is no will).
What We Do
We work with Executors and next of kin and look after the whole probate process from start to finish. We have administered hundreds of estates and our experience in this area is huge.
We We Need
To get started we will need;
- Death Certificate
- Pps number for your loved one who has passed
- Details for you (executor / legal personal representative)
- Original Will
- Details of assets owned by your loved one, e.g. house, savings
- Details for beneficiaries named in the will or entitled on intestacy
The Next Steps
We will guide you through the process, prepare all probate papers to include Oath; Bond if necessary; Statement of Affairs for the Revenue. We will advise you of all of your duties and obligations in particular duties to obtain various clearances such as Revenue Clearance, HSE Clearance and Clearance from the Department of Social Protection.
It may be necessary to vest property in the names of a beneficiary / beneficiaries and we can prepare all property registration authority forms such as Deed of Assent and Application.
Here to Support You
We appreciate this time can be a difficult and emotional time. This is something we are very cognisant of and we will work with you during this time to complete all matters and administer the estate in full. We will also communicate with beneficiaries and advise you on this aspect also.