Probate

Where a person has died with a Will it is necessary to apply to the Supreme Court for Probate which essentially is a legal process to prove that the Will of the deceased was their last Will and Testament.  Once Probate has been obtained an Executor of the Estate will be entitled to administer and distribute the deceased’s estate in accordance with the Will.

Letters of Administration

Letters of Administration arise where a person dies without a Will (intestate) or an invalid Will.  To obtain Letters of Administration is a more complicated legal process than obtaining Probate of a Will.  Where a person has died intestate, the Succession Act 2006 deals with the distribution of the assets of the deceased to a spouse, children, parents etc.  Should you wish to discuss Probate or Letters of Administration please do not hesitate to contact us on 02 4228 5911.