Administration of Deceased Estates
At Beale Lawyers, we can also assist you in the administration of estates where you might be an executor of a relative’s or friend’s Will. In most instances as the executor of a deceased estate you will need to obtain a Grant of Probate from the Supreme Court of New South Wales. The Grant of Probate confirms the Will is the correct one and gives you the authority to administer the estate as provided in the Will. We can prepare an application for Probate or, for those situations where the deceased did not have a Will, an application for Letters of Administration. We can then assist with the distribution to beneficiaries, the transfer of assets, the payment of liabilities or in the administration of any ongoing trusts under a Will.
Claims against Deceased Estates
And for those situations where you feel you have been unfairly dealt with under the terms of a Will, we can advise you as to whether you may have a claim against the estate under the Succession Act 2006 (this Act having superseded the Family Provision Act 1982 in respect to family provision claims against deceased estates). Where you have a claim and resolution cannot be reached with the executor of the relevant estate, we can act for you in court proceedings that might need to be commenced so that your claim can be determined.
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