The death of a loved one is a sad and stressful time. If you have been named as the executor of the will of a deceased person, contact this office today and let us help you navigate the sometimes complicated world of estate administration.
Depending on the circumstances of the deceased person, the administration of their estate can be a fairly quick and inexpensive process. In some cases, there will be no need to apply to the Court for Probate and the estate assets can be collected and distributed without much hassle.
If the deceased person owned substantial assets (such as real estate or large bank deposits), it is more likely that an application for Probate would need to be made. In very simple terms, a Probate application involves providing the Court with the deceased’s original will and relevant information regarding the estate. The Court then considers the application, ensures that everything is in order and makes a “Grant of Probate.” That Grant then enables the executor of the estate to collect the estate assets and arrange a distribution to the beneficiaries named in the will.
Having carried out hundreds of Probate Applications over the years, the solicitors at Lane & O’Rourke have whittled the process down to a fine art. We can ensure that your matter will be handled efficiently (both in time and in cost), expertly and with as little hassle to you as possible.
Of course, there are matters which can complicate the administration of a deceased person’s estate – such as:
If the deceased person’s will has been lost;
If the deceased person never made a will, to begin with;
If the executor named in the will has died; or
If beneficiaries named in the will cannot be found – just to name a few.
Having worked on hundreds of estate matters, our solicitors have seen it all. They have gained the resources and expertise to assist you in even the most complex estate matters.
Don’t hesitate to contact our office today and let us assist you during this difficult time.