Probate & Deceased Estates

Dealing with a deceased estate can be difficult and distressing, however, our lawyers are here to help and will sensitively guide you through the legal process

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At Arundell Murray & Ryan we understand that dealing with a deceased estate can be very challenging, particularly during what is already a difficult and distressing time.

When you are grieving the loss of someone important in your life, the last things you want to deal with are mountains of paperwork, making sense of legal jargon and simmering family disputes.

So, let us help you by:

  • Interpreting the Will of the deceased
  • Advising executors and trustees in regard to their duties and rights
  • Informing government bodies including Centrelink and Veterans Affairs
  • Applying for Probate of the Will in the Supreme Court
  • Dealing with intestacy (where there is no Will)
  • Identifying estate assets and liabilities
  • Obtaining valuations of estate property
  • Collecting estate financial assets including superannuation, bank funds, shares, outstanding loans, and insurance payouts
  • Selling or transferring estate property including estate auctions
  • Paying estate debts including mortgages, funeral costs, and testamentary expenses
  • Advising in regard to family and testamentary trusts
  • Administering trust funds
  • Distributing bequests and inheritances to beneficiaries
  • Organising information for estate tax returns
  • Family mediation and negotiation
  • Contesting wills and defending estate litigation in the Supreme Court

Contact us for more information or to arrange a consultation

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