When you are faced with the death of someone close to you either a relative or a friend, you may not only have to deal with your grief but also with the personal and financial affairs of the person who has died.
You will be able to deal with some of the initial tasks yourself such as registering the death and arranging the funeral but you may find that you require assistance with some of the more complex, legal and financial tasks and in many cases you will need to obtain an official document known as a Grant.
The Personal Representatives of the estate, who are known as Executors if there is a Will or Administrators if there is no Will, will need to make the necessary declarations to HM Revenue and Customs and to the Court. The Personal Representatives are responsible for ensuring that all assets belonging to the deceased person have been collected in, all debts and liabilities have been paid and that the estate is distributed correctly.
Acting as a Personal Representative is an important role and we at Geoffrey Leaver Solicitors can assist you through this process by ensuring that all the correct procedures are followed and that all the necessary legal and tax documentation is completed correctly. We ensure that you are fully advised throughout the process and that you understand what is happening. We understand that this is a difficult time for you and we make it as pain-free as possible.