Probate and Deceased Estate Administration
Are you the Executor of your loved ones Estate?
Has your loved one failed to appoint an Executor?
When a loved one passes away, a person must be appointed to manage and distribute their remaining property. This person is known as the personal representative or executor of the estate.
In the absence of an appointment an Executor by the deceased, a Court will appoint an administrator, typically the closest surviving next of kin.
Where the deceased had any dependants, minor children or pets, arrangements must be made for their adequate and appropriate care and welfare.
Furthermore, if the deceased lived alone, the Executor must take reasonable steps to ensure the safe custody of the deceased’s home, motor vehicle, possessions etc.
We can help point you in the right direction so that your loved one’s estate can be administered and distributed in accordance with their Will or the rules of intestacy if there is no Will.
If you have been appointed executor or the personal representative of an estate or if you need to Court to appoint an administrator, call Fedorov Lawyers on 1300 768 719 so that we can help you through the process as it can be tricky.