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Deceased Estates & Trust Administration

Being appointed with estate administrator responsibilities in the formal role of Executor of an estate can at times seem a little overwhelming, especially when grieving. We can help guide you through the process in a timely and appropriate manner.

Our experienced team assists executors to administer estates in accordance with the deceased’s wishes. We ensure the estate is administered in a timely fashion and the executors are legally protected against any personal liability that may arise from their appointment.

Our team can assist you with the following during the administration process:

  • Interpreting the Will of the deceased in terms of estate laws.
  • Assisting in obtaining probate from the Supreme Court.
  • Assist administrators in obtaining grants of representation when there is no will and distributing the estate funds in accordance with the laws of intestacy.
  • Gathering and liquidating assets such as real property, bank funds, shares and outstanding loans and insurance payouts.
  • Dealing with financial institutions and discharging all debts.
  • Claiming Superannuation payments.
  • Gathering all the information required for the estate’s tax return.
  • Administering trust funds.
  • Advising in regards to family and testamentary trusts.

If we can be of assistance, please contact our office today for a free case analysis.

Have a question?

Find support and advice from our team

  • Find support in stressful situations from a legal team that cares
  • Do things by the letter-of-the-law in your duty as Executor
  • Contact our office today for a free case analysis

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    Need a Copy of a Will?

    If you need a copy of a Will and/or are seeking legal advice, the team at O'Connor Rudy and Garrett can assist you. We will contact you to confirm additional details and then organise contacting the required parties to secure a copy of the Will for you.