Letter of Administration
This is a legal document issued by a court that authorises a person to administer the estate of someone who has died without a will. It grants the administrator the power to collect and distribute the deceased’s assets.
Grant of Probate
A legal document issued by a court that validates a deceased person’s will and authorises the executor to administer the estate. This includes managing the estate’s assets, paying debts, and distributing the remainder to the beneficiaries.
Contesting a Will
This involves legally challenging the validity of a will, usually on grounds such as lack of testamentary capacity, undue influence, or improper execution. It is typically done by a beneficiary or someone who is expected to be a beneficiary.