What to do After a Death

The hours and days following bereavement are painful, stressful and confusing. We can help. If you have recently lost a loved one and are responsible for making the necessary arrangements, we can help.

Executry Solicitors Glasgow

The person responsible for dealing with a deceased’s estate is known as an executor. The ‘estate’ is the property and money which was owned by the deceased at the time of their death.

Given that the will is so important, often the first thing to do is locate it. It may be with a solicitor, the bank or contained among the deceased’s personal papers.

If a will was in place, this will normally appoint the executors(s). The executor is responsible for putting the wishes expressed in the will into effect including funeral arrangements.

The executor must be confirmed by the sheriff court before they act.The executor must prepare an inventory of the deceased’s property – money, savings, investments, personal items, furniture and anything else – this is known collectively as the ‘estate’. Once this is done, the executor must obtain confirmation from the local Sheriff Court before acting. This grants them the power to make and receive payments due to or by the estate. The executor is also responsible for paying any inheritance tax which may be due on the estate.

Winding up an estate can be a time-consuming process and can frequently take many months. As executors are personally liable for mistakes, taking care - and advice - is crucial.

Winding up an estate

If you are responsible for dealing with a loved one’s estate, we can help. call us on 0141 647 9851 or click here for more information.

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Rutherglen

Carr Berman Crichton Solicitors,
90 Main Street,
Rutherglen
Glasgow,
G73 2HZ

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City Centre

Carr Berman Crichton Solicitors,
97-99 West Regent Street,
Glasgow,
G2 2BA

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