The process of obtaining probate

Probate is a grant made by a Court that ‘proves’ the validity of a Will of a deceased person and vests title to the deceased estate assets in the executor/s. This is the official process that allows the executor to deal with the deceased’s estate. As the legal...
23 March, 2021

Legal Proceedings after Death

Did you know that if you were a claimant in any legal action at the time of your death, that such action might survive for the benefit of your estate?  Similarly, if you were the subject of a claim against you, such action might survive your death and continue against...
4 February, 2020

Challenging a Will

It is often difficult for people to accept that it is possible for their will to be contested. There are a number of ways when this might occur, including if:   -The testamentary capacity of the will maker is questionable, for example where they may have been...
26 October, 2018
Probate and Letters of Administration: What Is It?

Probate and Letters of Administration: What Is It?

So you have been named as an executor of a Will. Among various other duties including arranging funerals and dealing with assets and debts, you may need to obtain a grant of probate.   Probate is, put simply, an order of the Supreme Court formally recognising the...
12 October, 2018