In order to administer an estate after death, it is necessary for your Executor to apply to the High Court for a Grant of Probate, which gives the Executor authority to deal with your assets.
When the deceased dies their assets become frozen and their estate cannot be administered or their assets released without a Grant of Probate.
When a deceased dies intestate a different type pf Grant, namely a Grant of Administration Intestate will issue.
To obtain a grant of Probate or Administration, it is necessary to complete a long and detailed Revenue Affidavit with details of all the deceased’s financial affairs and details of the beneficiaries. Other probate papers also have to be completed and lodged with the court.
We will assist the Executor/Administrator in all work necessary to obtain a grant and administer the deceased’s estate and advise them on their role and duties as Executor/Administrator.