Deceased Estate & Probate
What is Probate?
“The legal procedure to establish that a will is genuine and valid, and is evidence that executors have the authority to carry out the terms of the will.”
In your Will, you have to appoint, “Executors”, who will carry out your wishes in dealing with your estate. In many cases, executors are not prepared for the legal work that executors have to do just at the time they have lost a loved one. Nor do they have the legal knowledge to carry out the many and varied tasks of an Executor – such as transferring ownership of real estate, conveying shares and preparing the date of death tax return.
If you die without making a will the “Government Will” applies and your estate is divided under the Intestacy Rules in Western Australia. This is rarely how you would want your estate divided and of course you have no choice of executor as you do if you have a valid will made through Wills Perth.
What Does an Executor Do?
Broadly, the role of an Executor of a Deceased Estate is to obtain a grant of probate on the will, transfer all assets in the estate to the executors name (such as real estate, bank accounts, shares etc) pay all estate debts and then distribute the estate to the beneficiaries under the terms of the will.
If you are named as an executor of a deceased estate call Steve Fidock now on 0419 915 483 to arrange your free 30 minute consultation – at the meeting we will review the will and death certificate and explain your duties and obligations as executor.
If you are named as an executor in a will call Steve Fidock now to arrange your free 30 minute consultation – at the meeting we will review the will and death certificate and explain your duties and obligations as executor.
We will also provide you with a fixed price quote for all legal & administrative work involved in the estate.
It is often far less stressful to have an independent experienced probate lawyer dealing with the estate ensuring that you are protected from personal liability and ensuring that all beneficiaries receive their proper entitlement.
We Can Help You With:
Enduring Power of Attorney
Enduring Power of Guardianship
Probate & Deceased Estates
Decased Estate Administration