Estate Administration - Probate
Leslie Robinson, Your Trusted Estate Administration Lawyer
What is Probate?
Probate is the process where the court validates the last Will or confirms that where there is no Will, that the person who is applying for a Certificate is the most appropriate person. This needs to be completed before assets are released. It will also be required where Real Estate is part of the estate. We assist with determining the value of the estate because the application for a Certificate of Appointment of Estate Trustee (With or Without a Will) will require payment to the Minister of Finance for 1.5% of the value of the estate.
Estate Trustees and Executors
We represent Estate Trustees when a family member or friend pass away and represent them throughout the entire process.
If there is a Will, then someone will be appointed as an Estate Trustee. If there is no will, then someone will have to apply to be an Estate Trustee and there are rules about who can first apply.
Acting as an Executor is not a privilege and if you have been appointed, you should consider if you want to accept the appointment before you start acting.
How we can help you.
- Will and Codicils
- Executor roles and duties
- Assets/debts and confirm ownership
- Application for Certificate of Appointment
- Notices to beneficiaries
- Estate accounting and calculate executor compensation
- For creditors
- Transferring title to real estate
- The distribution of assets to the beneficiaries
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