Death certificate – when someone dies the registrar issues a document called a death certificate; it’s a copy of the entry in the register. When you register the death it can be helpful to get copies, as you might need several of these for different organisations.
Personal Representative - this is the executor or administrator who will deal with the deceased’s money and property (their estate).
Executor - this is a person or persons named in the Will to deal with the estate.
Administrator/Executor-dative – this is a person or persons appointed when either no Will can be found or there is no executor to carry out the intentions of 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.