Estate Administration Lawyers
We understand how painful it can be to go through the difficulty of losing a loved one and having to go through the estate administration process alone. We are here to guide and assist you throughout the process and answer any questions you may have.
What you need to Know About Probate
What is Probate?
Probate is an order from Court that validates a deceased person’s Will.
Who Applies For Probate?
A person can only apply for probate if they have been named the executor in a person’s Will.
If you have been named the “alternate” executor, you can apply for probate if the primary executor is unable or unwilling to act.
Why is Probate Required?
Without a grant of probate, the executor is prevented from accessing and managing the assets of the estate under the deceased persons Will.
What If There Is No Will, Can I Still Apply for Probate?
If there is no Will (intestate), it is still possible to apply to the Court for authority to deal with the deceased person’s assets. In this case, rather than applying for probate, we apply for “Letters of Administration” – which is slightly more complex, however, the process operates in a similar way.
If you require assistance with the process for Probate or Letters of Administration, contact our estate administration team today.