When a person dies somebody has to deal with the Deceased persons assets by collecting in all the money, paying any debts and distributing what is left to those people entitled to it.
Probate is the court’s authority; given to a person or persons to administer a deceased person’s estate.
The legal document issued by the Probate Registry enabling assets to be collected is called the Grant of Probate when a will exists.
If the deceased died intestate without a will, the responsibility of applying for Probate will fall upon the Administrators of the estate ( normally the Deceased’s blood relative ) they will apply to the Court for a legal document known as a Grant of Letters of Administration.
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