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Probate & Estate Administration

When a person dies with a Will in place, that Will has to be approved as a validly made Will by the Supreme Court. This process is known as Probate and, following a grant of Probate, the estate can then be administered according to the terms of the Will.

Your role as executor

If you have been appointed as executor under a Will, a Probate & Estate Administration lawyer can help you administer the estate in accordance with the provisions of a Will.

An executor has many obligations under the law including acting in the best interests of the beneficiaries and protecting the assets of the estate. Also, any decision made by the executor cannot benefit them personally.

The executor can be held personally liable if they do not comply with their obligations.

For this reason, it is important you get sound advice from an expert Probate & Estate Administration lawyer if you are appointed as executor. Our lawyers are highly experienced and knowledgeable in this area and will capably step you through all relevant processes.

How we can help

We can assist with:


  • advising on your rights (including to compensation and to decline the role) and your duties as executor or joint executor
  • preparing all documentation to apply for a grant of Probate
  • securing and collecting assets, paying all liabilities, defending the estate during any legal proceedings, distributing the estate and all other aspects of estate administration.

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