When someone dies the property owned by them forms their estate. This estate must be ingathered so that debts and liabilities, such as funeral costs, can be settled and the property distributed amongst the deceased’s beneficiaries, who stand to inherit under their Will or under the rules of intestacy.
In order to ingather this estate it may be necessary to obtain Confirmation from the local Sheriff Court. Our experienced Solicitors can assist you with this often complex legal process and make sure that the estate of your loved one is carefully administered and distributed to the beneficiaries as soon as possible.
If someone dies intestate, without a Will, then there are additional legal procedures which may need to be taken in order to settle their estate. We can advise relatives as to how they can quickly and effectively begin to administer the estate and how the estate should be distributed under the rules of intestate succession.