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Our Lawyers understands that the loss of a loved one can be a very difficult and distressing time.
It can be difficult to take the time to grieve amongst the business of untangling your loved one’s often complicated affairs. If you need advice and direction on managing the estate and legal affairs of a loved one, our experienced professionals are here to help.
If there is a valid will, we can assist you to apply for a Grant of Probate through the Supreme Court. This is a process where the Supreme Court acknowledges that you are named as executor in the will and you give an account to the Court of how you will be administering the estate. Most banks, nursing homes and other asset holders require you to obtain a Grant of Probate before they will release any substantial sum of money to you.
If there is no will, you may need to apply for a Grant of Letters of Administration which is similar to a Grant of Probate, except that the appropriate person to apply and the appropriate beneficiaries are closely regulated by the Succession Act 2006 (NSW).
We can assist with identifying and locating the estate’s assets and liabilities, and after paying off all debts, we assist to collect the assets into an estate fund which will allow for the seamless distribution of the assets to the beneficiaries.
If your loved one owned a property, we can assist and advise on transferring that property to a beneficiary or selling of the property.
Regardless of the complexity, we can assist you from beginning to end whether there are testamentary trust structures or estranged family members causing trouble.
Our costs are transparent and disclosed at an early stage and we routinely defer the payment of those costs until estate assets have been realised and funds are available in the estate to cover those costs.