Our firm is accustomed to dealing with partners and families in their time of loss and we are sensitive to your estate administration needs. We take pride in the careful manner we handle the various issues that need to be dealt with at the time and ensure that your matter is handled with the utmost care and professionalism during your bereavement. Many clients have attested to our dedication. We can provide assistance in relation to the following matters:
- Grants of Probate (Probate Office)
- Letters of Administration
- Realization of Assets
- Survivorship Applications
- Property Transfers
- Sale of property
- Challenges to the Will
- Will Disputes
What is Probate and why is it important?
Probate is a document issued by the Probate Office of the Supreme Court certifiying the validity of the Will and confirming the appointment of the Executor to administer the estate in accordance with the deceased’ Will. In Victoria, it is important to wound up the financial affairs of a deceased person. A deceased person cannot continue to hold bank accounts, shares, real property, cash, superannuation and the like. Without Probate or sometimes referred to as ‘grant of representation’ the Executor cannot transfer certain assets, for example, real estate (property) to beneficiairies. The executor must apply for Probate in order to have authority to administer the estate.
Make an appointment with us now so we can assist with your estate queries.