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Probate & Administration of Estates

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Navigating the Complexities of Probate and Estate Administration

The loss of a loved one is an emotionally challenging time, and the legal process of probate and estate administration can add an extra layer of complexity. At Barwick Boitano Lawyers, we understand the intricacies of this process and are here to guide you through it with expertise and compassion.
Our experienced team specializes in probate and estate administration in New South Wales, ensuring that your loved one’s final wishes are carried out accurately and efficiently. Whether your loved one left a valid will or passed away intestate, we will navigate the legal requirements on your behalf, including:

  • Obtaining the necessary grants from the Supreme Court of NSW
  • Collecting and securing the deceased’s assets
  • Paying outstanding debts and liabilities
  • Distributing the remaining assets to the rightful beneficiaries

We understand that the probate and administration process can be overwhelming, with strict deadlines, legal formalities, and the potential for disputes or challenges. Our lawyers will guide you through every step, providing personalized advice and support tailored to your unique circumstances.
At Barwick Boitano Lawyers, we pride ourselves on our attention to detail and commitment to protecting our clients’ interests. We will work tirelessly to ensure that the administration of your loved one’s estate is handled with the utmost care and professionalism.
Don’t navigate the complexities of probate and estate administration alone. Contact Barwick Boitano Lawyers today to schedule a consultation and let us shoulder the legal burden, allowing you to focus on what truly matters during this difficult time.

Probate and Estate Administration in New South Wales (NSW)

In NSW, when a person dies leaving assets, their estate must go through the probate and administration process. This involves:

  1. Obtaining a grant of probate or letters of administration from the Supreme Court of NSW.
  2. Collecting and securing the deceased’s assets.
  3. Paying any outstanding debts and liabilities of the deceased.
  4. Distributing the remaining assets to the beneficiaries according to the will or the laws of intestacy.

Probate is required when the deceased left a valid will. The executor named in the will must apply to the Supreme Court for a grant of probate, which confirms their authority to administer the estate according to the will’s instructions.

If the deceased did not leave a valid will, an eligible person (usually the next of kin) must apply for letters of administration. This grants them the legal authority to administer and distribute the estate according to the laws of intestacy.

The probate and administration process involves various legal requirements, including publishing notices, preparing affidavits, and providing inventories of assets. The executor or administrator must also ensure that all debts and taxes are paid before distributing the remaining assets to the beneficiaries.

It’s crucial to seek legal advice and assistance from experienced professionals to navigate the complexities of probate and estate administration, ensuring compliance with NSW laws and minimizing the risk of disputes or challenges.

Need assistance managing your legal and financial affairs? Our power of attorney services can help you appoint a trusted individual to make decisions on your behalf, ensuring your interests are protected.

Concerned about your future care and medical decisions? Our enduring guardian services can help you appoint a trusted person to make important lifestyle and healthcare decisions for you if you become incapacitated.

Have a valid claim against a deceased person’s estate? Our estate claim services can assist you in navigating the legal process and securing your rightful share of the estate.

Sustained a workplace injury that goes beyond workers’ compensation? Our work injury damages services can help you seek additional compensation for pain and suffering, loss of earning capacity, and other non-economic losses.

Feel you have been inadequately provided for in a will? Our family provision claim services can help you seek a fair share of the estate, ensuring your financial needs are met.

Have you relied on a promise or representation regarding an estate? Our equitable estoppel claim services can assist you in seeking compensation for your detriment.
Suspect a will was made under undue influence or coercion? Our undue influence services can help you challenge the validity of the will and protect your interests.
Need assistance with the legal process of administering an estate? Our probate and estate administration services can guide you through the complexities, ensuring a smooth and efficient process.
Need a professionally drafted will? Our will drafting services can help you create a legally binding document that accurately reflects your wishes and protects your assets.