Estate and Probate Administration

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Estate and Probate | The experienced Adelaide lawyer who comes to you

When someone close to you has died, it’s usually difficult enough dealing with your grief and loss. The last thing you feel like doing is also sorting out the legalities of tracking down a will and administering an estate.

However, if you’ve been appointed executor of a will, you may have to find the will and then formally apply for Probate before you can access your loved one’s assets and distribute them.

If you’ve been appointed executor of a will, we can help

Just knowing where to start can be a challenge when you’re an executor of a will. For instance, how do you get hold of the death certificate? How do you find out what assets and liabilities your loved one had? Is Probate necessary? How do you apply for Probate? What will it cost? How long does it take? And how quickly can you get hold of the assets and distribute the inheritance to the beneficiaries?

All of these questions can weigh on your mind and leave you feeling helpless and confused. But it doesn’t have to be this way.

We take the stress out of Probate and Estates

If you engage Susan for advice, she’ll explain the process step-by-step to make sure you’re doing everything right, so that the assets are released in the shortest time possible. She will also make sure you and your family are aware of all the legal duties of an executor, administrator and trustee, so that you do what you’re supposed to and don’t leave yourself exposed to any unnecessary legal claims.

Probate and estate advice in the comfort of your own home

If you’re busy or you have family commitments, don’t worry. Our lawyer comes to you, providing you with advice in the comfort of your own home.

You don’t have to visit our city office or find time in your workday, we’ll be there at a time that suits you, whether that’s in the evening, daytime or early morning, or weekends.

What does it cost?

Best of all, the cost of our legal advice is surprisingly reasonable. We don’t have the same overheads as many lawyers, and we’re not part of a bigger firm with billing targets and a number of salaries to pay. That means we can spend the time with you to do things properly and make sure you understand exactly what you’re doing. But it also means we don’t have to charge as much as most lawyers would to do it.

Price starting from $3500. You can read more about our pricing here.

We can help you by:

  • Advising you on your rights to obtain a copy of the will and helping you track it down
  • Advising you on what happens if there is no will, including applying for Letters of Administration on your behalf
  • Helping you locate all your loved one’s assets without needing to turn their home upside-down
  • Applying for Probate on your behalf so that the process runs as smoothly and quickly as possible
  • Finalising the estate, realising the assets and distributing money to the legatees and beneficiaries after Probate has been granted.

Contact us to find out more or book an appointment with Susan.

 

Who’s behind Wills At Your Home?

Wills At Your Home was founded by experienced solicitor, Susan McDonald. With a background in aged care and palliative care, Susan saw first hand how confusing and emotional it can be to go through the Probate process. So she started a law firm that aimed to take as much stress as possible out of this challenging time by providing affordable advice in the comfort of her clients’ homes.

You can read more about Susan’s story here.

 

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