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Our team of probate solicitors in Manchester understand how difficult it is to lose a loved one and are on hand to assist you in applying for probate and support you with any estate administration that is necessary.
Our priority is to guide you through a stressful and emotional time with compassion and understanding. Versus Law solicitors in Manchester are experienced in dealing with simple and complex estates.
GRANTS OF REPRESENTATION
If you’ve been chosen as the executor of a Will, you’ll need to obtain a Grant of Representation from the Probate Registry. This official document proves an individual’s authority to manage the assets of the deceased, and many official bodies will request to see a copy of this before the deceased’s assets can be accessed. This is an essential process as it clarifies that assets can be distributed amongst the beneficiaries.
There are different types of Grants of Representation. However, the three most common are:
Grant of Probate – the circumstances whereby the deceased has left a valid Will, appointing an executor (s) to administer their wishes
Grant of Letters of Administration with Will Annexed – the circumstances whereby the deceased has a valid Will but neglected to appoint an executor / or an executor does not wish to fulfill their duties
Grant of Letters of Administration – the circumstances whereby the deceased did not leave a valid Will
If you are unsure of how to obtain a Grant of Representation or have doubts over the validity of a Will, Versus Law solicitors in Manchester can help clarify this.
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