Dealing with the death of a loved one can be a very traumatic time, and added to that you may have legal responsibilities to attend to if you have been named an Executor.    Where there is no Will, and no Executor appointed, the Court will appoint an administrator.

If you have been appointed an Executor or an Administrator it is a good time to come in and speak with one of our experienced solicitors.  We will be able to determine if you need to apply for Probate, and if not, then the best way to deal with the assets.

What is Probate?

Probate is the legal process by which a Will is determined to be valid. In reality what it means is that the Executor has the Court’s authority to deal with the estate’s assets and is under a duty to transfer them according to the Will.  

Estate Administration

Administration is simply the process of transferring those assets. Estate administration involves gathering the assets of the estate, paying the deceased person's debts, and distributing the remaining assets according to the Will, or according to how the legislation directs.

We can help

At Kenny Spring Solicitors we can help you to determine if Probate is required, and then to apply for Probate. We can also help  administer the estate, and make sure the executor has fulfilled all their duties. We can help you with:

  • Acting for executors named in a Will of a deceased person
  • Applying for Probate in an estate
  • Applying for Letters of Administration (in the event that a Will is deemed invalid or there is no Will)
  • Deceased estate claims/defending deceased estates
  • Supreme Court estate litigation.

Getting help quickly is important because there could be tax implications or other hidden costs that can apply. By knowing this in advance you will be able to avoid penalties or increased fees for late lodgement of Probate or other documents.

Contact us on 1800 650 656 to arrange an appointment with our Wills & Estate Lawyers.