Death certificate – when someone dies the death needs to be recorded at a register office and the registrar will issue a document called a death certificate. It might be useful to get additional copies of the death certificate, as you might need to provide this to several different organisations.
Personal Representative - this is the executor or administrator who will deal with your loved one's money and property (their estate).
Executor -the person or person(s) named in the Will to deal with the estate.
Administrator/Executor-dative – this person or person(s) are appointed when no Will can be found or if there’s no executor to carry out the intentions in the Will.
Grant of Probate/Confirmation – after someone dies, depending on the value of your loved one’s property, money and possessions, you may need to apply for a legal right to deal with their estate. If your loved one left a Will, then you’ll get a grant of probate or confirmation. If they didn’t leave a Will, then in England and Wales you’ll get Letters of Administration.