When is the Administrator-General Required to Act

The Administrator-General will intervene where one or more of the following circumstances exists:

  • Where a person dies without leaving a Will and a minor is entitled to a share of the estate of the deceased;
  • Where the Administrator-General is appointed the Executor under a valid Will;
  • Where a person dies without leaving a Will and his/her estate consists solely of personalty valued less than One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000.00);
  • Where the deceased person is not survived by any eligible relatives and the residue of the estate will fall to the Crown as Bona Vacantia;
  • Where the whereabouts of beneficiaries are unknown;
  • Where a Court order has been issued mandating that the Administrator-General extracts a Grant of Administration;
  • Where a Court order has been issued appointing the Administrator-General as the trustee for a named person; or
  • Where a Court order has been issued appointing the Administrator-General as the Committee of the estate and person of any idiot or lunatic.

 

With the passage of the Civil Procedure Rules 2002, the Administrator-General is required to prepare a Certificate consenting to the application for the appointment of a personal representative other than herself in all matters of intestacy.