When a person dies, the executor appointed by the Will is responsible for the administration of the estate. Sometimes the executor appointed by the Will has died or does not wish to act as executor. We can assist you to identify who else can take over that role if the Will does not effectively appoint a substitute executor.
The executor will usually need to apply for a grant of probate from the Supreme Court which gives the executor the authority to administer the estate and distribute the assets as required by the Will.
If there is no Will, there are rules to determine who can apply to administer the estate. A grant of administration gives the administrator the authority to administer the estate and distribute the assets as required by the Administration Act.
We can assist executors and others with all aspects of estate administration including obtaining the grant of probate or administration. If you have attempted to obtain a grant and have received a requisition from the Supreme Court, we can help you answer that requisition and obtain your grant.