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Administering an estate after someone’s death

Preparing for your appointment

Dealing with someone’s affairs when they have died

What the lawyer will need you to have ready or have thought about to administer an estate is:

  • Your identification and proof of address – so documents like passport, driving licence, or utility bills.  This is because lawyers have you comply with anti-money laundering regulations and identify their clients

·        The Will or copy of it

·        The death certificate

·        Details of what the person owned such as bank statements, share certificates, etc...

·        Details of the persons debts