Helping you handle estate administration.
If you’ve just lost a loved one, we’ll make the legal process of administering their estate as painless as possible. Handling tax affairs and probate issues with sensitivity and skill.
Estates are complicated.
We do the hard work and make everything easier.
Our expert Wills, Probate & Lifetime Planning Team is here to help you administer their estate under the terms of the law, deal with any tax issues, and meet all the necessary requirements and responsibilities. We even have a dedicated Disputed Probate Team for any contentious will or probate issues.
Strong support at a difficult time.
We’ll advise you on:
Probate – what it is and how long it can take
Power of Attorney – applications and costs
The Office of the Public Guardian
Court of Protection
International probate law
Grant of probate
Executor of will
Working With Our Service Team
We understand that planning for the future and protecting your loved ones, is one of the most important things we will prepare for. Our trusted and compassionate team are able to advise and put into place all of the foundations for you and your family, keeping you updated at all times.
- Kim Carr
If you have an enquiry in relation to Wills, Trusts and Probate or simply want to speak to a member of our expert team, please get in touch.
Estate Administration is the process of managing the financial affairs of someone who has passed away. If the Deceased died with a valid Will in place, this process is known as ‘Probate.’ If the Deceased died without a valid Will in place, the Deceased is said to have died ‘Intestate’ and the Rules of Intestacy govern who will administer the Estate and who will inherit from the Estate.
If the Deceased died with a valid Will in place, the Executors appointed in the Will administer the Estate. If the Deceased died Intestate, then the Rules of Intestacy dictate who will act as the Administrators (most likely a surviving spouse or children).
- An Executor/Administrator is the person responsible for dealing with the Deceased’s estate including but not limited to: Ascertaining the value of the Deceased’s assets and liabilities as at the date of death.
- Drafting, executing and submitting the application to obtain a Grant of Probate (if there is a Will) or a Grant of Letters of Administration (if there is no Will)
- Realising, selling or transferring the Deceased’s assets
- Paying the liabilities
- Dealing with any taxation issues that may arise
- Preparing a full set of Estate Accounts
- Distributing the estate in accordance with the Will or the Intestacy Rules
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