What if the deceased did not leave a Will?

What if the deceased did not leave a Will?

If the Deceased did not leave a Will, then the next of kin will generally be the person responsible to deal with the estate.

Depending on the size of the estate it might be necessary to apply to court and request issue of Letters of Administration for the assets and liabilities of the estate.

The next of kin will normally either be the surviving spouse/partner of the de- ceased, or surviving children.