Need help dealing with a deceased estate?
Have you been unfairly left out of or left too little in a Will?
Letters of administration
Deceased estate disputes
When a loved one passes away leaving a significant estate, an application must generally be made to the Supreme Court of NSW before the holders of the estate assets will release them to the executor to pay the debts and distribute the balance to the beneficiaries.
If the deceased made a Will appointing you as the executor or a joint executor, you must apply for a grant of probate after which you may pay the debts and distribute the balance in accordance with the will.
If the deceased left no Will (i.e. they died intestate), the person’s partner, spouse or next of kin must apply for a grant letters of administration after which you can pay the debts and distribute the balance in the shares set out in the intestacy rules in the Succession Act
We can help ease your stress by:
- acting for you to obtain a grant of probate/letters of administration; then
- gathering in the estate assets, paying the estate debts, and distributing the balance in accordance with the will or the intestacy rules.
- you fall within a category of person entitled to claim; and
- you feel that you have been unfairly left out of or left much less than you would be entitled to in a will; and
- the net assets of the estate are significant; and
- you have the requisite financial need
you may be entitled to file a claim against the estate.
We can represent you in filing an application to the Supreme Court of NSW to assess whether you should receive more of the estate.