Where the deceased dies intestate (i.e. without a Will) or if the Will is invalid or cannot be found, the personal representative of the deceased (i.e. administrator) is required to make an application to Court for a Grant of Letters of Administration to manage the deceased’s assets. Unlike a Grant of Probate, the distribution of the deceased’s assets will follow intestacy laws instead, and may not be in line with what the deceased would have wanted.
- Walter Silvester
- January 20, 2020
When a person who has made a Will passes away, the executor appointed in the Will has to make an application to Court for a Grant of Probate. A Grant of Probate is a court order which gives the executor the power to administer the estate and distribute the deceased’s assets in accordance with the Will.