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Payment of probate fees

  • 16-02-2023 2:19pm
    Registered Users Posts: 2

    Person A died intestate. Letters of Administration were granted to person B, their sibling, who administered the estate and dispersed the assets to the beneficiaries according to intestate law (Succession Act 1965)

    Person B dies, but after they die, it becomes known that Person A had ownership of land that was unknown to person B.

    Person C (another sibling) applies for a De Bonis Notis (DBN) grant against Person A estate which is granted by the probate office.

    Which estate is liable for the expenses of the DBN grant, and what is the legal justification?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,344 ✭✭✭NUTLEY BOY

    Solicitor time for sure.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,265 ✭✭✭Lenar3556

    So we’ll written, it could be an exam question!

    I would imagine the newly discovered estate which was the subject of the DBN grant. I don’t know the technicalities, but trying to levy expenses on estates which have been fully dispersed some time in the past is going to be impractical.