Paying a deceased relative’s debts

When a person dies someone needs to sort out their affairs.  Very often responsibility for doing this falls on the person’s relatives, either because they have been named as an executor in the will or because they have been given permission from the Probate Registry where no will exists. Paying for the funeral and settling any debts owed will [...]

Quick guide to applying for probate

How to apply for a grant of probate If someone you know has died and you have been asked to deal with their affairs, you need to be able to prove that you have the legal right to do this.  Otherwise, you will run into difficulties when trying to access their bank accounts or sell their property and [...]