Introduction: Estates

This chapter provides basic information about the procedures involved in the administering of a deceased person’s estate. It is not intended that the chapter be used as a do-it-yourself kit, as in the majority of cases (except where small estates are involved) it is necessary that legal advice be obtained. This does not mean that a person who finds themself appointed as an executor or administrator should not be aware of the obligations, procedures, expenses and possible difficulties involved.