APPLYING FOR PROBATE OR LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION
After a person’s death and in circumstances where a valid Will has been made by that person, it is usually necessary for the Executor of the deceased to apply to the Supreme Court of NSW for a Grant of Probate. We can prepare the relevant documents for you where there is a valid Will and you have been nominated as Executor of that Will.
The Supreme Court then grants Probate of the Will. This authorises you, the Executor, to administer the assets of the deceased in accordance with the provisions of the Will and/or to transfer those assets to a beneficiary.
In circumstances where the deceased has not left a valid Will, the laws of intestacy apply and an application to the Supreme Court of NSW for Letters of Administration is made.
Our team at Uther Webster & Evans has substantial experience in making applications for a Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration, and can also assist you with the ongoing administration of the estate.