Why should I use a specialist probate lawyer. The law surrounding obtaining Probate and distributing the Estate of the deceased to beneficiaries is complex. If you are an Executor and you do not distribute the Estate in accordance with the law then you may be personally liable for any damages caused by your actions. This … Continue reading Why should I use a specialist wills lawyer to assist me in Probate?
What are the options in terms of getting Probate? If there is no disputes surrounding the Will then the application to the Court will be for a Grant of Probate in Common Form. This is the simple way in which to obtain Probate. If there are disputes surrounding the Will such as it’s validity then … Continue reading What are the options in terms of getting Probate?
Obtain Probate – What you need to do to ? Regardless of the size of the Estate of the deceased, it is in the Executor’s best interests to obtain Probate. This is because a Grant of Probate gives the Executor authority from the Court to deal with the deceased’s assets and protects them in the … Continue reading Do I need to obtain Probate?
What is Probate & Grant of Probate Probate is the authority you need to deal with a person’s assets after they die. If you are named as the Executor in the Will you will need to make an application to the Supreme Court of New South Wales for a Grant of Probate. This Grant of … Continue reading What is Probate?
It is an agreed fact that Will Disputes are on the rise, not only in New South Wales, but all over Australia
I’m thinking of appointing my daughter as my executor. What would this actually involve for her? An executor is someone who looks after your estate and carries out your instructions when you die. It is not always an easy task and it is advisable to appoint someone who has a reasonable understanding of accounting, taxation … Continue reading I’m thinking of appointing my daughter as my executor. What would this actually involve for her?
Are grandchildren eligible for a family provision order against a will or estate? In order to obtain a family provision order, The Succession Act 2006 (NSW) requires that eligible grandchildren prove that at any particular time they were a dependent of the deceased person and a member of the deceased’s household, or that they are … Continue reading Are Grandchildren Eligible For A Family Provision Order Against A Will Or Estate?
Refusing to be an Executor of an Estate – Or are you legally obliged? My Uncle has just passed and I have found out that I am the Executor of the Estate. I really don’t want to do this! Can I refuse or am I legally bound? I haven’t signed any papers agreeing to this. … Continue reading Refusing to be an Executor of an Estate – Or are you legally obliged?