Estates & Probate

We can advise you in all legal matters related to deceased Estate, such as:

  • The role and responsibilities of the Executor or Trustee
  • Transferring or sale of assets
  • Obtaining a grant of Probate
  • Survivorship applications for a husband, wife, or de facto couples
  • Dying without a Will
  • Testator’s family maintenance claims
  • Executors Commission
Grant of Probate

If the deceased has left land or substantial financial assets a Grant of Probate may be required.

The Grant of Probate is a legal requirement which provides authority to the Executor of the Estate to deal with the Deceased’s assts under the terms of the Will.

Testator’s Family Maintenance Claims

If you believe you have been inadequately provided for under the Will of the deceased, it may be possible to contest the distribution of the Estate.

In certain circumstances the law deems that a person has a moral duty or obligation to provide financial support under their Will.

Common claims are by:

  • A Child or children of the deceased
  • A wife or partner
  • A disabled dependant
  • A care giver

We can provide fair and unbiased advice as to whether you may have a claim for a share of the deceased Estate.