Probate & Estate Administration
Probate is an order granted by the Supreme Court confirming the validity of the Will, and the executor’s authority to ‘step into the shoes’ of the deceased by dealing with the assets of the estate in accordance with the Will.
Most banks and other organisations holding assets of a deceased person require a copy of the Probate before they will agree to transfer assets to the beneficiaries. Therefore it is very important that Probate be obtained as soon as possible, particularly if there are dependants who urgently need access to the assets in order to meet everyday living expenses.
We will ensure that the Probate procedure is carried out as efficiently and quickly as possible, as we understand this is usually a very difficult and stressful time for the family.
In certain circumstances it may not be necessary to obtain Probate, depending on the nature of the assets of the estate. However there are a variety of factors that need to be considered in deciding whether to apply for Probate. We can advise you of whether Probate is necessary or relevant to your needs.
At Bateman Battersby Lawyers Penrith our highly experienced Wills & Estates Lawyers can assist you with:
- Preparing the Probate application
- Preparing Letters of Administration application, if there is no Will
- Estate administration
- Passing accounts as required by law
- Transferring property to beneficiaries