If you own real estate or other significant assets then a grant of Probate may be required by your executors to carry out the wishes in your Will.
Probate is a document issued by the Supreme Court of South Australia proving your last Will and formally authorising your executors to carry out their duties according to law.
An application for Probate may be complicated and difficult.
If you are an executor named in a Will you should consult one of our experienced solicitors to help you through the process.
Administering an estate can also be a complicated process. Various gifts may have to be made, perhaps to charities or maybe a testamentary trust has been set up by the Will which will require careful examination. There may be issues with the preparation or storage of the Will that make the process more difficult.
If there is no Will then a grant of Letters of Administration may be required instead of a grant of Probate.
Early legal advice to ensure you are aware of your rights and obligations will be essential. Call Andersons now on 08 8238 6666 if you require advice or assistance in administering an estate.