I have had an enquiry today and whilst I know (or at least think I know) the answer (in theory) I do not know the mechanics, forms and processes having never done one before, and cannot find anybody who has! I appreciate I can ask the Registry and they are great, but I would welcome comments before doing so, not least so I don’t appear a great idiot on first application.
Widower, intestate, one minor child (aged 14) with social services appointed foster carers because dad was too ill to care for her.
The deceased leaves a surviving brother, and sisters-in-law so the child has an uncle and aunts.
Estate is modest property and some money; no IHT.
A minority interest arises so two administrators / trustees required.
Solution; Application to Registrar to appoint the Uncle and an Aunt as guardians purely for the administration of the estate until the child is 18; application supported by affidavits. That’s the theory Tristram & Cootes 132.
But what does one actually do????