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Our Wills Team

Elliot Ryan
Senior Associate
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What are Letters of Administration

There are a myriad of reasons why you may need to apply for a Grant of Letters of Administration.

Below are some examples:

  • There is a valid Will, but no Executor able or willing to administer the Estate.

  • The deceased left no valid Will.

  • The Executor appointed by the Will does not live in the jurisdiction, and needs to apply for a Grant of Letters of Administration through a Power of Attorney.

  • If you are the Executor of an Estate of a person who was an Executor of another partially administered Estate, your role would be to apply for a Letters of Administration and to take over the administration of both Estates.

  • If the Executor appointed under Will is underage.

The process of obtaining a Grant of Letters of Administration can be substantially more complex than obtaining a Grant of Probate, especially where the deceased dies without a Will, with a number of interested parties surviving him/her.

At Butlers, we can:

  • Advise you on your rights to apply for a Grant of Probate and a Grant of Letters of Administration;

  • Prepare the necessary documents on your behalf;

  • Assist you with administering simple and complex Estates;

  • Assist you in making inquiries relating to assets and liabilities of the Estate; and

  • Correspond with beneficiaries of the Estate, on your behalf.

Contact us to discuss Letters of Administration further.