What's Involved in applying for Confirmation?
In order to have Confirmation granted by the Court, an Executor must provide a list of all the deceased person's assets and liabilities known as an inventory at the date of death along with the application for Confirmation to the court. All assets and liabilities must be disclosed within the inventory.
There are some circumstances where Confirmation is not required. If you are unsure as to whether or not you require Confirmation, you should seek our professional legal advice.
Once Confirmation has been granted, the Executor can then legally deal with the assets and liabilities held by the deceased person as well as distributing the estate.
Executors should be mindful that an estate should not be distributed until 6 months post date of death. However, interim payments can sometimes be made to the beneficiaries whilst winding up the estate.