Letters of administration pendente lite –
The administration of an estate may be delayed whilst litigation takes place over the validity of the will or for some other reason. In the meantime, monies may need to be collected, bills paid and properties insured. It may be for the benefit of those interested in the estate to appoint an independent administrator pending the outcome of the litigation.
Letters of administration ad colligenda bona –
It may be necessary to obtain an urgent grant to protect the assets in the estate. This may occur because the deceased operated a business or entered into a contract that must be completed urgently. The Court can issue an urgent grant in appropriate cases.
Letters of administration de bonis non –
If an executor or administrator dies without completing the administration of the estate, then it may be necessary to obtain a grant to complete the administration.
Letters of administration durante minore aetate –
Letters of administration may be granted where the executor is a minor (below the age of 18 years) for the duration of his or her minority.
Letters of administration ad litem –
A grant of letters of administration may be required for the purpose of bringing or defending litigation.
Letters of administration durante dementia –
This is a grant where the executor is mentally or physically incapable of managing his or her own affairs and is for the duration of the disability.
Letters of administration durante absentia –
This is a grant where the executor is outside the jurisdiction and for the duration of that absence. In the alternative the executor may appoint an attorney within the jurisdiction and the grant made to the attorney.
Deceased estates throw up many unusual situations. Specialist advice is required to ensure the quick and smooth succession of property. Willis & Bowring can assist you in any situation.