Grant of Administration

When a person dies without leaving a will or intestate, their Estate will be bequeathed in accordance with the Succession Act, 1965. A grant of administration will generally be required to enable the personal representatives known as the Administrator / Administratrix accumulate the deceased’s assets and possessions in order to administer them accordingly.

In order to obtain a grant of administration, certain documentation needs to be lodged in the Probate Office together with the relevant fees. This documentation can be quite intricate and they require careful drafting. The Probate Office is very particular in terms of the applications they accept. More often than not, applications are rejected based on insufficient information or due to an error in the paperwork. Such refusals result in a delay in obtaining the grant and additional fees with each subsequent reapplication.

In order to avoid delay and additional expenses, you should instruct a specialist probate solicitor at the outset.

If you would like to arrange a consultation to extract a grant of administration, you can contact us on 01 872 5255 or by email