ESTATE ADMINISTRATION

The loss of a loved one is often a stressful and overwhelming time in our lives. Not only is it emotionally difficult, but dealing with the assets and liabilities of a deceased and his/her estate can be complex and confusing.  

Challenging as it may be, I Sabourin Law Office can facilitate the estate administration process immensely and alleviate the otherwise burdensome tasks imposed on the estate trustee. We are here to help you in settling your loved one’s estate so you can focus on the grieving process with your family.  

 

Please contact us to discuss your situation.  

  • Advice to Executors and Estate Trustees 

  • Advice to Beneficiaries 

  • Application for the Certificate of Appointment with (or Without) a Will 

  • Probate

Frequently asked questions

What is a Certificate of Apointment of an Estate Trustee with a Will?


Certificate of Apointment of an Estate Trustee with a Will (formerly known as “Probate”) is a legal and technical process used when the deceased did with a Will. If the application is successful the court will issue the Certificate of Appointment of an Estate Trustee, which approves the authenticity of the Last Will and Testament of the deceased and gives to the applicant the legal authority to act as Estate Trustee (also known as the “Executor”).




What is a Certificate of Appointment of an Estate Trustee without a Will


A Certificate of Appointment of an Estate Trustee without a Will (also know as “intestate estates”) is a legal and technical process used when the deceased died without a Will. If the application is successful, the court will issue the Certificate of Appointment of an Estate Trustee, which gives to the applicant the legal authority to act as Estate Trustee (also known as the “Executor”).




Do I need a Certificate of Appointment of an Estate Trustee?


The Certificate of Appointment of an Estate Trustee with (or without) a Will is not always required, but mandatory in many estate administrations as it provides necessary assurance to third parties, such as financial institutions, that they may release funds to the Estate Trustee. Furthermore, if there is a real estate transaction as part of the estate administration, the land registry office generally requires the Certificate of Appointment of Estate Trustee with (or Without a Will) for similar reasons. The Certificate of Appointment of an Estate Trustee may also be required for other types of property and in certain circumstances. Please contact us to discuss your situation.