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.

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Strong support at a difficult time.

When you have just lost a loved one, we recognise it can be very difficult to focus on the legalities of dealing with their estate. However when someone dies, whether or not they have a will, it is necessary for their estate to be administered under the terms of the law. This means that there are certain time frames that need to be adhered to and various organisations that need to be contacted.
 
Of course it is important to identify at a very early stage who has the legal responsibility of dealing with the estate and understanding what must be done. The person dealing with the estate must also be aware of their responsibilities to others, for example beneficiaries, and what they can expect.

All estates and all family relationships are different meaning dealing with the administration of a loved one's estate can be complex and cause difficulties. Our expert Wills, Probate & Lifetime Planning Team have an enormous amount of experience of dealing with the administration of estates and can guide you through the stages involved, understanding your circumstances.

As members of STEP (the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners), you can rest assured you are being advised by highly qualified professionals with the necessary skills and expertise to ensure your matter progresses in a timely manner and that you understand at all times what is being done on your behalf.
We can help you with the tax affairs of the deceased, obtaining the grant of probate and ensure that you know what your responsibilities are and who you need to contact.

Should any disputes arise, our customers have access to a dedicated Disputed Probate Team, who are on hand to deal with any contentious will or probate issues. We pride ourselves on the complete service we are able to give to our clients. Our aim, at such a difficult time, is to make the legal process as painless and uncomplicated as possible.

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

Probate forms

International probate law

Grant of probate

Executor of will

Wills

Death certificates

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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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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). 

  1. 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.
  2. 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)
  3. Realising, selling or transferring the Deceased’s assets
  4. Paying the liabilities
  5. Dealing with any taxation issues that may arise
  6. Preparing a full set of Estate Accounts
  7. Distributing the estate in accordance with the Will or the Intestacy Rules

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What Our Clients Say
 

I was very satisfied with the professional service, the communication from the firm throughout the course of the work, the quality of the report and of course the outcome of my case.

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We were most impressed throughout the process with the advice and guidance given and the subsequent communications on our matter, and with the eventual outcome of the case.

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