The Administrator-General’s Department protects the interests of minors, beneficiaries and creditors of estates that the law requires the Administrator-General to administer.
The Administrator-General's Department is required to administer the estates of deceased persons who have died intestate and have left children under the age of eighteen years. The legal authority to administer the assets of an estate comes from a Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration from the Court.
There are seven Sections within the Agency, each of which is headed by a Senior Manager. The Operations Section is headed by the Deputy Administrator-General who is assisted by four Managers who are Attorneys-at-Law. The Operations Section has day-to-day responsibility for the administration of all estate files within the Agency.
In addition to the administration of intestate estates, the Agency provides the following services:
The Agency is governed by the following pieces of legislation:
(i) Administrator General's Act
(ii) Status of Children Act
(iii) Intestates’ Estates and Property Charges Act
This list is not exhaustive as the operations of the Department touch and concern many other enactments.
For more information please visit: www.agd.gov.jm