Deceased EstateS, Probate & Administration

Aussie Wills and Estates Lawyers

When someone passes away their Estate must be distributed in accordance with their Will, we call this estate administration.

If somebody doesn’t have a Will their Estate will be distributed according to State Law.

These processes can be complex and stressful so leave the heavy lifting to us and we’ll help to ensure your loved one’s last wishes for their deceased estate are fulfilled…



Leave the paperwork and legal stuff to us


We'll finalise and distribute the estate to all the beneficiaries as per the wishes in the Will and if there's no Will according to State Law


What is a Deceased Estate ?

A Deceased Estate is the name for all the property and assets belonging to a person who has passed away.

What is an Executor of an Estate ?

An executor (or executrix) of an estate is an individual appointed to administer the estate of a deceased person. The executor’s main duty is to carry out the instructions to manage the affairs and wishes of the deceased person’s estate.

What is a Beneficiary ?

The beneficiary of a will is any person who is listed on the will as being entitled to receive a defined portion of the deceased person’s assets or income. If the person who has named you as a beneficiary dies, you will normally be contacted and made aware that you have been named as such.

What is Probate ?

Probate is a legal process that is sometimes required to validate a deceased person’s will in order for their wishes to be carried out by an executor named in the will. The executor is the person responsible for administering the deceased person’s estate, ensuring debts are paid and remaining assets are distributed.

How long does it take to distribute money and any Estate assets ?

Most estates are finalised within 9–12 months, however there are many factors that effect this time, including: if there are difficulties locating beneficiaries. delays with selling assets such as real estate. income or tax issues.

What is the difference between Probate and Letters of Administration ?

Probate is issued by the Court to the executor or executors named in the Will of the person who has passed away. Letters of Administration is a grant by the Court to a person other than a named executor or executors such as a close relation of the person who passed away.

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