At Convey Law, our estate lawyers understand that losing a loved one is a time of immense difficulty and hardship and the onset of legal issues can add undue stress to the situation. Our estate team will guide you through the process of estate administration by explaining your responsibilities and liabilities, obtaining formal administration such as Probate or Letters of Administration from the High Court, managing assets, paying off any estate debts, filing tax returns and distributing estate assets to the beneficiaries.
Our estate lawyers provide assistance for all potential and existing beneficiaries wishing to contest an estate as well as acting for beneficiaries and executors needing to defend against any estate claims.
Our estate lawyers bring sensitivity and compassion to each case and provide you with the efficient service needed to swiftly handle both simple and complicated estate matters with ease.
We advise on:
- Estate Administration
- Distribution of assets to beneficiaries
- Executor’s Duties
- Jointly held assets
In the event that the deceased had no Will, the estate is administered with accordance to the Administration Act 1969. Our solicitors will apply for Letters of Administration and all necessary documentation as well as advise you on how the estate must be distributed to the beneficiaries.
In some situations, you may encounter a need to challenge or contest a Will. Our solicitors are trained to assist you in understanding the legal implications and the judicial interpretation of the law. Whether you want to make testamentary capacity claims, adopted or estranged children’s claims, Family Protection claims and relationship property claims, our experienced team can guide you through the entire process, lay out your options and provide practical advice on the merits of your case to the likely outcomes as well as any involved risks.