What is Intestacy?
When someone dies without leaving a valid Will they are said to have died Intestate. In these circumstances the Rules of Intestacy apply and these determine who will administer and who will benefit from the deceased’s estate.
In such circumstances, before it can be determined who the beneficiaries are, the first step is to establish who should be administering the estate.
When identifying administrators and beneficiaries, care and diligence is required to avoid mistakes being made. This is where our expertise can be invaluable.
At Georgesons, we’re here to provide as much help and guidance as you need. We can:
- Help you understand who the administrators are in your particular case
- Explain in detail the role, responsibility and ultimate liability of an administrator
- Explain the benefits of appointing us on your behalf to take on the legal responsibilities.
- If you choose to instruct us we take on all the responsibility and potential liability associated with administering the estate of the deceased.
- Not only will you be provided with a personal, confidential and expert service, you will no longer have to bear the burden and responsibility for the effective administration of the estate, giving you the peace of mind required