Estate Law

Guidance and Support

 

The liquidator is the central figure in the management of an estate. As the representative of the deceased, the liquidator is responsible for ensuring that the deceased’s wishes are carried out in full and is personally liable of his administration.

 

While in mourning, liquidators must carry out complex tasks that they are likely unfamiliar with and answer to the heirs and legatees whose expectations are often unrealistic or heightened by grief.

 

There are several very important steps that must be taken in a specific order over the course of the liquidation of an estate and there are several pitfalls to avoid. Lexium offers guidance and support to liquidators throughout this process with empathy and professionalism. The solicitors offering this service are experts in this field and will protect the interests of all concerned.

 

There are several very important steps that must be taken in a specific order over the course of the liquidation of an estate and there are several pitfalls to avoid. Lexium offers guidance and support to liquidators throughout this process with empathy and professionalism. The solicitors offering this service are experts in this field and will protect the interests of all concerned.

Liquidation

 

In some instances, the liquidator has not been designated or is unable to carry out the task. Lexium offers an estate liquidation service in which a specialized solicitor acts as the liquidator for the estate.

Consultation

 

A solicitor is usually called upon to counsel the estate liquidator, but sometimes an heir or a family member needs advice or information concerning an estate. This is often the case when the validity of the will is contested or when the heirs are unsatisfied with the liquidator’s work. Solicitors at Lexium are available for consultation by all concerned parties.

Will Verification

 

All wills are not created equal. A will that wasn’t signed before a notary must be verified after the testator’s death. While the verification can be done by a court of law, it is generally quicker and less expensive to have it done by an accredited solicitor. Our estate law team will guide you should you need this service.