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From your knowledge of his affairs do you believe him to be insolvent at the date of his death or do you believe he has assets that outweigh his debts please?
I believe he was insolvent when he died.
Thank you. The first thing to say is that you nor your daughter nor in deed anyone else is responsible for debts in his sole name unless you have given an assurance or guarantee to any given lender which would be unusual and presumably you have not done so.
In terms of dealing with his estate, your daughter should be very cautious about becoming involved is his estate is insolvent as she will derive no benefit unless she is a creditor and there are some assets to claim and she could become personally liable if she does not administer the estate correctly - there are very specific orders of how creditors must be paid in insolvent estates and if a mistake is made the administrator can be personally liable.
If the estate is insolvent your daughter and you may consdier leaving the matter to the Official Receiver to deal with. This is a government representative that will deal with insolvent estates
Your daughter can find contact details for her local official receivers office via this link:http://www.insolvencydirect.bis.gov.uk/rebrandedorsearch/oraddresssearch.asp
You nor your daughter is responsible for the costs of administration of his estate.
Is there anything above I can clarify for you?
Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX more debt collectors come to the door can I say that it will be going to the Official Received to deal with and tell them to lave us only?
Yes in deed if that is your daughters decision.
Thank you very much.