Estate Administration and Executors

We can advise on all aspects of estate administration and the role of an executor from a straight forward grant of probate to an urgent application for letters of administration.

We can help an executor in:

• Explaining their role, duties and obligations;

• Identifying and securing estate assets;

• Determining the liabilities of the estate;

• Contacting beneficiaries and keeping them informed;

• Advising on tax issues;

• Arranging the preparation of tax returns for the deceased and the estate;

• Contacting financial institutions including Centrelink;

• Assisting with a sale of estate assets including real estate;

• Attending to the transfer and distribution of estate assets

• Applying for an executor’s commission;

• Preparing final estate accounts;

• Making applications to the court (if necessary) to obtain interpretation of a Will or deal with the administration, for example the removal of an executor.