Helping Your Executor Manage Your Deceased Estate

Navigating Probate and Deceased Estates can be daunting. If you have been appointed Executor of an estate and find the task somewhat overwhelming we can guide you through the legal process and explain it in simple terms. We specialise in helping people manage deceased estates as either Executors or Administrators of the estate and focus on protecting the Executors and Administrators from legal liabilities.

If the deceased did not leave a Will and their assets require the application of a grant from the Court, we will help you apply for Letters of Administration and distribute the assets in accordance with the rules of intestacy.

In the case where, after making enquiries, we find that the assets do not require a grant from the Court, then we will help you to recover those assets in a cost-effective way.  

If the deceased left a valid Will, and the assets warrant the application for a grant of Probate, we will help you apply for a grant of Probate.

In the scenario where you are appointed Executor of an estate, it will help to have a chat to the Testator (person appointing you) and recommend that they keep good records of where they hold assets which is often key to Deceased Estates. You as the Executor, should have an idea of where the Testator keeps records of their assets and a way of accessing those records including passwords and usernames.   

Disclaimer: The contents of this article is intended as a general guide only. It is not intended to be legal advice. Should you have any queries about your particular circumstances, please contactTurramurra Lawyers & Conveyancers for further information.