When a family member passes away this is a very emotional time for loved ones. Once the family has completed the grieving process it will be necessary to turn your attention to the administration of the estate of the deceased person. It will not always be necessary to obtain a Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration. We can give you advice on situations where this is necessary.
If the deceased left the will the executor named in the will can apply to the court for a Grant of Probate. Where the deceased did not leave a will the next of kin can apply in a similar way for Letters of Administration allowing the person seeking the Letters of Administration to distribute the assets of the deceased in accordance with intestacy legislation. There are a number of documents which will need to be prepared and filed with the Supreme Court and we can assist you with this process.
Once a Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration have been obtained this is the authority of the person named in the documentation to deal with the assets of the deceased. We can assist you in collecting the assets and making distributions in accordance with the will or the rules of intestacy.
The team at Property Law & More understand that this can be a very traumatic time for those involved with the estate process. We understand that these matters need to be attended to delicately and we will ensure that all estates are completed efficiently and in a timely manner.
- Contesting a Will
- Defending a Will
- Applying for a court ordered Will
- Overturning a Will
- Who can contest a Will?
- Family Provision Claims
- Probate and estate administration
- Letters of Administration where the deceased died intestate
- Winding up a deceased estate
- Joint ownership of property and what it means in estate administration - Insolvent estates
- Deceased estates and superannuation
If you have been left out of the will or did you not receive a satisfactory bequest in a will we are here to provide you with expert and clear advice regarding the prospects of success in challenging the will or making an additional claim on the estate.
The team at Property Law & More has the experience and expertise to provide you with all the advice that you will need in relation to making a claim against a will or challenging a will. We can provide you advice through every step of the process from lodging the claim, attending a mediation, and finalising the claim.
If you are the executor of the estate, we also have expertise in defending claims in circumstances where the will maker deliberately left a person out of a will.
Do not hesitate, contact us now to discuss your legal matter