Our experienced deceased estates team are here to help guide you through the difficult time of losing a loved one and finalising their affairs, providing you with a peace of mind.
We offer a wide range of services including:
Applications for Probate (the document required to certify the validity of a Will and confirm the appointment of an Executor).
Letters of Administration with the Will Annexed (if the Executor named in the Will has passed away before the deceased and there is no appointed substitute Executor).
Application for Letters of Administration (if the deceased did not leave a Will or validly executed Will, the deceased’s closest next of kin needs to apply to represent the Estate through this process).
Estate Administration – Assisting with the calling in of assets, sale of property, and distribution to the beneficiaries.
Challenging and defending the validity of Wills (for example, if the deceased lacked testamentary capacity to make a Will due to a mental illness).
Making Testator’s Family Maintenance Claims against estates and defending such claims (also known as Part IV claims, seeking provision if the deceased had a moral responsibility to financially provide for an individual and failed to meet that obligation through their Will).
Our deceased estates team is led by partner Adrian Riccioni and is supported by Siew Goh, Anthony Scundi and Ash Sahota. We will provide you with expert legal advice, sensitive to the emotional aspects of dealing with estate administration to get it right for you.