Trust Your Close Relative, If You Do Not Have a Will

If you die and there is no Will, a close relative can apply to the Probate Registry to deal with the estate.

In this case, they apply for a Grant of Letters of Administration. If a grant is given, they are known as the “Administrators” of the estate.

Like the Grant of Probate, which is issued to the Executors if there is a Will, the Grant of Letters of Administration is a legal document which confirms the Administrator’s authority to deal with the deceased person’s assets. Obviously this may not be a major problem, but you have no control over who that close relative is that looks after your estate.

By making a Will, you have control over who sorts everything out. So if you do not have a Will make sure you have faith and trust ALL your close relatives, because it could be any one of them that takes on the responsibility.

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