Probate and Estate Administration
Family Law, Probate, Estate Administration
Probate: Kilcoyne Lawyers are fully qualified and experienced to help an Executor appointed by a Will to make an Application for Probate. We will carefully explain all the steps that need to be taken in order for a Grant of Probate to be made by the Supreme Court of NSW. Once Probate is granted to the Executor, we can assist with collecting the assets of the estate, paying outstanding bills or debts, and distributing the estate to the beneficiaries named in the will.
Estate Administration: If there is no Will, then Kilcoyne Lawyers can help you to apply to the Court for a grant for Letters of Administration. Once an Administrator is appointed by the Court, we can assist with collecting the assets of the estate, paying all just debts and distributing the remainder according to the rules of intestacy under the Probate and Administration Act.
Family Provision Applications: In recent years, changes to the Succession Act have increased the number of categories of ‘eligible persons’ who can apply for family provision, when adequate provision should have been made, but was not made under the will. Specific eligible persons can apply to the Supreme Court for a share of the estate of the deceased for ‘proper provision for their maintenance, education and advancement.’
, Family Law
, Family Provision Applications