Estate Administration

ESTATE ADMINISTRATION

There are many legal requirements following the death of a person. We can assist you with the administration of an estate and take away some of the stress at what is an emotional and difficult time. We are sensitive to the needs of grieving family members and will handle the legal requirements with empathy, professionalism and efficiency.


AREAS WE CAN HELP YOU WITH:
  • Administering both simple and complex estates
  • Applying for a grant of probate to prove a Will
  • Applying for letters of administration where someone has died without a Will
  • Calling in and distributing estate assets in accordance with a person’s Will
  • Calling in and distributing estate assets in accordance with the Administration Act 1969, if a person has died without a Will
  • Negotiating and drafting the terms of a deed of family arrangement
  • Drafting consents and indemnities to enable an early distribution of an estate to its beneficiaries
  • Advising trustees, executors and beneficiaries on all aspects of the law relating to the Administration Act 1969, the Trustee Act 1956, the Law Reform (Testamentary Promises) Act 1949 and the Family Protection Act 1955
  • Estate disputes, Family Protection claims


Key contacts – Peter Jacobson and Donna Kitchener