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Deceased Estates
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Peace of mind for your busy family's bereavement & estate planning needs

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Deceased Estates Lawyer.

We offer our sincere condolences if you have recently lost a loved one. Dealing with grief can be tough and being in charge of your loved one’s estate can be daunting especially if you’re not sure what to do. As a deceased estate lawyer, we offer knowledge, advice and guidance to help you through the A to Z.

Deceased Estates in NSW

Each State and Territory in Australia has its own laws dealing with deceased estates; if your loved one lived in NSW or owned assets in NSW, we can help.

There are approximately 60,000 deaths in NSW each year:

  • 18% are aged under 65 years of age
  • 45% have not left a Will
  •  approximately 4,000 applications for Probate/Letters of Administration/Reseals are filed each year in the NSW Supreme Court. If Probate or Letters of Administration need to be applied for, you will need to file documents with the NSW Supreme Court within 6 months of your loved one’s passing.

If there’s a Will,
there’s a way.

Do you need Probate?

Are you the named executor in the last Will? There’s a Will but is Probate required? Take our free online Probate quiz to find out.

No Will?
Worry not.

Do you need Letters of Administration?

Are you the next of kin? Is a Grant of Letters of Administration required? Take our free Letters of Administration quiz to find out.

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A Grant of Probate is a Court Order proving the last Will of your loved one is actually the last Will, and that you now have the Court-stamped authority to open all doors and do all things needed to deal with the assets in the estate according to the Will.

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Probate.

A Grant of Probate is a Court Order proving the last Will of your loved one is actually the last Will, and that you now have the Court-stamped authority to open all doors and do all things needed to deal with the assets in the estate according to the Will.

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The name can be deceiving but, no, a Grant of Letters of Administration is not a letter. Simply put, it is a Court Order alternative if you can’t apply for a Grant of Probate because there is an issue with the Will – or there is no Will.

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Letters of Administration.

The name can be deceiving but, no, a Grant of Letters of Administration is not a letter. Simply put, it is a Court Order alternative if you can’t apply for a Grant of Probate because there is an issue with the Will – or there is no Will.

Whether or not Probate or Letters of Administration need to be obtained, there will usually be an administration and distribution stage of your loved one’s estate.
In a deceased estate, administration is the process of calling in and/or selling assets. This happens so that, you guessed it, estate assets can ultimately be distributed to beneficiaries.
How and when this takes place will depend on several factors including what the Will says. Your Deceased Estate lawyer can help advise and guide you.

Administration & distribution.

Whether or not Probate or Letters of Administration need to be obtained, there will usually be an administration and distribution stage of your loved one’s estate.
Administration is the process of calling in and/or selling assets. This happens so that, you guessed it, estate assets can ultimately be distributed to beneficiaries.
How and when this takes place will depend on several factors including what the Will says.

 

 

Why choose Copeland Estates Legal to be your Estates Lawyer?

Copeland Estates Legal provides legal advice and documents prepared by an experienced lawyer who deals exclusively in Estate Planning law and Deceased Estates law. You know, the whole life cycle.  And so you know you are getting the best result and protection for you as executor – and for the ultimate benefit of beneficiaries. Because we take the time to provide you with information and advice so you have a mud map of where we need to go and how we will get there. Distress, miscommunication and confusion have no place when you’re legally responsible for managing your loved one’s deceased estate. Deceased Estates law is not simply an additional service or an afterthought for us, it is the centre of our existence. 

We’re online. 

Unlike traditional law firms, we look after you from the comfort of your own home. We are online for your convenience. No need to carve out a section of your busy day to drive to a stuffy lawyer’s office and wait for them to get around to seeing you. We use everyday, accessible technology – such as zoom, phone, email – to meet you, get to know you, answer your questions and provide you with the right legal advice and prepare the right legal documents to make sure your loved one’s wishes are carried out.

Are you one of several executors? 

It is extremely common for co-executors to live in different suburbs, cities or even States. We make communicating and confirming instructions from you and your co-executors easy. There’s now no need to get in the same physical room with a lawyer. It doesn’t matter where you live, it doesn’t matter how many executors are appointed under the Will and it doesn’t matter how far away you live from each other.  Our online law firm systems make it seamless to meet, discuss, answer questions and make sure everyone is on the same page and part of the process of looking after your loved one’s estate.

Book in a free 10 minute chat with a lawyer here or send us an email here or at [email protected] so we can help you and guide you through the process.

We’ll look after you.