Dealing with the loss of a loved one is a traumatic experience and the grieving process is stressful enough without the added worry of dealing with banks, insurance companies and pension providers.
Some people believe that the process of administering an estate is a relatively simple one, with the appointed family member or friend merely collecting the assets and distributing these in line with the Will of the deceased. In reality, this process can be far from straightforward.
Before institutions release funds they require a court to issue a Grant of Probate. This requires the executor of your Will to send the document to the Probate Registry accompanied by an affidavit stating who they are and what the estate is valued at. Accurately completing these legal stages, along with the process of distributing the assets, can be challenging for those at such a difficult time.
At MKB Law we have a wealth of experience in this area and are sensitive to the challenges that a bereaved family faces.