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Grant De Bonis Non

What is a Grant De Bonis Non?

The Grant De Bonis Non is required when an a person named under a Grant of representation, i.e someone who has been appointed as an Executor under a Grant of Probate or an Administrator under Letters of Administration of an estate, dies with leaving a will (dying intestate) leaving part of the first estate un-administered. This is because the person who was named under the Grant of Representation has broken the chain of representation.

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How to obtain a Grant De Bonis Non

The process for applying for a Grant of De Bonis Non is more or less the same as applying for probate under Letters of Administration.  The Administrator of this new estate will need to know the value of the estate which is left un-administered.

The person who applies for the Grant in this scenario is not necessarily the same person who applies for administration of the estate of the second to die.

Example Grant De Bonis Non

Let us clarify by outlining the following situation:

John passes away in 2014 leaving no will, he has no parents, no children but two brothers Peter and Paul.  Paul steps up to apply for Probate for John and he does so obtaining a Grant of Letters Administration. Paul deals with most of the estate but for one reason or another he leaves money in a bank account still belonging to John.  Paul is married but does not have a will, he subsequently dies. Probate is required to deal with Paul’s estate and his wife is the rightful administrator. So Paul’s wife apples for the Grant of Administration and this is granted.  When it comes to going back to the John’s bank to claim the money, as the administrator of Paul’s estate, she cannot. The bank would say that she is not entitled to deal with John’s estate. This is because by not making a Will Paul has broken the chain of representation. Thus in this scenario it goes back to John’s family to apply for the Grant De Bonis non and this can can only be done by Peter.

If you require further clarification over who can apply for the Grant De Bonis non don’t hesitate to call us.

Summary
Family Law
User Rating
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Service Type
Family Law
Provider Name
IWC Probate & Wills Services,
IWC, Suite 3, 9-13 Bocking End,Braintree,Essex-CO6 1PX,
Telephone No.020 8150 2010
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Probate
Description
The Grant De Bonis Non is required when an a person named under a Grant of representation, i.e someone who has been appointed as an Executor under a Grant of Probate or Administrator under Letters of Administration of an estate, dies intestate leaving part of the first estate un-administered. This is because the person named under the Grant of Representation has broken the chain of representation.

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