If a person dies without leaving a Will an application will need to be made to the Court which is similar to applying for a Grant of Probate. This application is referred to as Letters of Administration (LOA). If a person dies without a valid will, there is no executor and therefore they have died intestate. As there is no Will and no executor it is usually the next of kin that takes on the role on dealing with a deceased person’s Estate. They cannot do this until a Grant of Letters of Administration is made by the Court.
Once LOA are granted it is essentially the same as a Grant of Probate. It shows that the Court is satisfied the person named in the Letters of Administration has the authority to administer the Estate of the deceased person.
Applying for letters of administration (intestacy)
The procedure for applying for Letters of Administration is similar to applying for a Grant of Probate, except there won’t be a valid will.
It is essential to consult an experienced lawyer before applying to a court for a Grant of Letters of Administration as there are many documents that are required before applying for LOA.
Our team of specialist wills and estates lawyers can ensure all the documents are correct and complete before submitting the application.
Why choose FC Lawyers to help?
Our experienced and caring team understands that the passing of a close loved one is a difficult time for many people. We have a dedicated wills and estates team that know the issues you may face when administering an estate.
We will be with you through the whole estate administration process to ensure your peace of mind.
Contact our team today of specialist wills and estates lawyers to discuss your estate administration legal needs.