In most cases a
Grant of Representation is required to deal with the estate of a person after
their death. The Personable
Representative of the Estate is repsonsbile for applying for the Grant and
administering the estate of the decased. However, few people appreciate the complexity
of the role and the time it requires.
Lavelle Partners possess decades of experience in administering esates.
We advise on all aspects of the adimistration and assist the Personal
Reprresentative in carrying out their functions in an efficient and timely
manner whilst achieving an optimal outcome for beneficiaries. We have expertise in dealing with all types
of estates ranging from simple to complex estates, Irish only to international
estates and estates incorporating trusts.
will provide tailored advice in a sensitive manner to ensure that the estate is
managed with efficiency and meticulous care. Our Solicitors extensive knowledge
of the process of obtaining a Grant of Representation alleviates frustrating
delays with your application.
What are the responsibilities of the Personal Reprentative?
On death, it is
the role of a personal representative to take responsibility for the remaining estate. A personal representative is called an ‘executor’
if they are named as such in the Will, or an ‘administrator’ if no executor is
named (or if no Will exists).
The duties of a
personal representative are extensive and include (but are not limited to) some
of the following:
the Will or carrying out adequate searches to verify that no Will exists.
the assets of the estate, e.g. making sure there is proper insurance in place
the property, cash, and assets
the estate, this includes land, houses, shares, bank accounts, and vehicles
for a grant of Representation
any debts and taxes on behalf of the estate
inheritance tax where benefeciaries are non-resident.
beneficiaries of their entitlement.
there are no claims against the Estate.
the estate in accordance with the Will or Rules of intestacy
How long does it take to obtain a Grant of Representation?
The law allows
one year for known as “the Executors year” for a personal representative to
allocate to beneficiaries that which they are owed under the estate. However, much depends on the size and
complexity of the estate and factors such as the ability to identify and locate
beneficiaries or wherhe there is litigation against the estate.
Lavelle Partners, you can be confident our team has the knowledge and
experience to deal with your estate in a timely manner, regardless of its
Why Choose Lavelle Partners for Wills and Estate Administration?
- We understand the business of administering an estate and can quickly identify issues before they cause a delay to the Grant of Representation. Although an executor cannot delegate responsibility for their duties, by instructing us you can be confident that you are receiving bespoke, prudent advice.
- Our firm is partner-led, meaning you can be confident a senior Solicitor is managing your matter whilst being supported by others.
- By instructing our team, you can rest assured that you will be guided through all key decisions required for the administration of the estate, and that these are lawful and in the best interest of the beneficiaries. Ultimately, we will work tirelessly to ensure your duties are performed with the utmost diligence.
- The role and duties of the personal representative is an extremely onerous one. Our Firm will guide you efficiently through the administration of the estate and ensure your duties are performed with the utmost diligence as executor and guide you through the process.
For further information regarding administration of
Wills and estates in Ireland, please contact Lavelle Partners in confidence on
(01) 644 5800.