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When a person dies, someone must be authorised to deal with their estate, which may consist of assets such as a home, personal belongings, finances and liabilities.
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The person or persons who have the right to deal with or “administer” the estate is known as the deceased’s personal representatives (“PRs”).
Their role is to:
- collect in all the assets of the deceased;
- pay the liabilities; and
- distribute the balance according to the deceased’s will or the intestacy rules in the absence of a valid will.
Dealing with the affairs of a loved one following a death can be a difficult and stressful time. Our team has a vast amount of experience in administering estates and can offer as much or as little assistance as required. For further information, please visit our Probate Expertise page.
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