Manage a deceased estate

Information about the obligations of the executor of the estate after a person dies, including applying for probate. 

Probate is the process of proving and registering in the Supreme Court the last Will of a deceased person.

When a person dies, somebody has to deal with their estate.

It is usually the executor of their Will who administers the estate and handles the disposal of their assets and debts.

To get authority to do this, they usually need to get a legal document called a grant of probate.

Page reviewed 7 February 2018