Dealing with the passing of a loved one is a difficult and emotional time and we understand that Deceased Estates Administration can be quite daunting and confronting.
At Smythe Wozniak Lawyers, our goal is to assist and advise you in relation to what needs to be done to administer and distribute the estate of your departed loved one. We will help you navigate this process in as simple and hassle free way as possible.
What should you do after the passing of a loved one?
The first thing that must be done when someone passes is that you must;
- Contact the Doctor and obtain and death certificate if not already issued.
- Contact a funeral director and organise the funeral.
- Contact any utility companies and banks that you are aware of regarding the deceased’s assets and liabilities.
What is Probate?
What are letters of Administration?
When a person passes away without a Will or where there is an issue with the validity of the Will the Supreme Court will need to authorise the applicant who is to administer the estate. The process by which this is done is called Letters of Administration and is similar to an application for Probate.