How soon can an executor sell estate property?

Executors of a will must wait until probate has been obtained before they can sell the former residence of the deceased (or any other estate property). The following article give s good potted summary of an executor’s duties selling real property forming part of the deceased estate.

https://www.realestate.com.au/advice/how-to-sell-a-deceased-estate/#:~:text=Jemmeson%20says%20a%20property%20can,than%20two%20years%20after%20death.

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Dealing with overseas assets in a Will

If you have assets located overseas you can only distribute them in your will by doing a will in the country in which the assets are located or by doing an international will if the overseas country is one of the few signatories to the Convention providing a Uniform Law on the International Form of a Will 1973. If you have assets overseas here’s a link to an article which you may find helpful https://www.mondaq.com/australia/wills-intestacy-estate-planning/676770/what-impact-does-having-assets-overseas-have-on-your-will

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Family and Federal Circuit Court Merger

Attorney-General Christian Porter unveiled plans for merging the new Federal Circuit and Family Court in May 2018. Since then there has been considerable passionate debate over the pros and cons of such a move. We can’t be sure of how this will effect waiting lists and the time it takes to resolve a Family Law matter. No matter which way it goes, it is a timely reminder that we need to work hard to resolve disputes before having to go to court.

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