Legal Advice For Executors

Where Can You Seek Legal Advice for Executors? Legal Advice for Beneficiaries?

Working through the death of a loved one can be difficult, especially if the deceased had a large or blended family, minor beneficiaries, an active business, properties in other jurisdictions, neglected to write a will, or any host of unique situations. We find that each estate brings its own unique challenges to bear on the executor and we are here to help the executor through these challenges.

 

Often, when people prepare for death, they will leave a will, which may contain trusts, for the executor to use as an instruction manual to deal with the estate assets. However, the executor will also need an understanding of his or her personal liabilities, assistance to understand and administer the estate based on the will instructions, and assistance in dealing with the court system and the Minister of Finance to understand the estate's reporting and tax liability.

The executor is granted legal authority to act in the last will of the deceased.  But to be granted authority to deal with the financial institutions holding estate assets, or the Land Registry Office to sell real estate, the executor may need a grant of probate, properly called a Certificate of Appointment of Estate Trustee with a Will.  This is a court process that we can assist with.  

The Certificate of Appointment of Estate Trustee with a Will is the process when the actual will (and any trusts created by the will) are accepted in a legal court of law. Understanding and interpreting the law via probate can be a complicated procedure that often requires the use of a legal team that is trained and knowledgeable in this matter. If you are seeking probate legal advice, be sure to turn to a team with knowledge and experience in the matter. At Fallow Estates Law, our team is dedicated to providing thorough, accurate, and professional probate legal advice for executors and legal advice for beneficiaries. We interpret the law to its fullest, and are dedicated to serving our clients. We understand that death is a difficult matter to work through and we offer compassion, understanding, and patience. 

 

Legal fees and other estate administration expenses, reasonably incurred, are proper expenses of the estate, not of the executor personally.

Whether you are seeking legal advice for executors or legal advice for beneficiaries, we are here to help. Contact us today!