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A will directs who is to receive your Estate when you pass away. Your estate comprises assets which are owned personally by you. Estate Lawyers are skilled and experienced Will Dispute Specialists.

LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION

When someone dies without leaving a valid Will, the administrator must obtain a Grant of Letters of Administration to administer the deceased’s estate.

1

What is an Administrator?

An Administrator is a person appointed by the Court to administer the estate of a deceased who did not have a Will.

2

Who can apply for a Grant of Letters of Administration?

The appropriate person to apply for a Grant of Letters of Administration is the closest next of kin of the deceased (e.g. a spouse or a child) or the person with the greatest interest or entitlement in the estate.

3

What is a Grant of Letters of Administration?

A Grant of Letters of Administration is a legal document issued by the Supreme Court in circumstances when the deceased has not created a Will, or the Will is not valid.

The Grant of Letters of Administration is proof that the person named in the Grant is entitled to collect and distribute the estate of the deceased.

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What is a Grant of Letters of Administration with the Will annexed?

A Grant of Letters of Administration with the Will annexed is a legal document issued by the Supreme Court in circumstances where the deceased has left a valid Will, but either the nominated executor cannot or refuses to apply for a grant of probate.

The Grant of Letters of Administration with the Will annexed is proof that the person named in the grant is entitled to collect and distribute the estate of the deceased.

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What is the process of obtaining a Grant of Letters of Administration?

The first step involves gathering information about the deceased’s property and assets as well as any liabilities to ascertain what the deceased owned at the date of death.

Once all the information is collected, the administrator must advertise their intention to apply for a Grant of Letters of Administration and court documents must be prepared and filed with the Supreme Court.

Estate Lawyers can assist with advertising, preparing and filing all documents required for a grant of letters of administration.

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What is the administrator’s role after the Grant of Probate?

The administrator’s duties include paying debts of the estate, realising assets and distributing those assets to the beneficiaries.

Larger estates are often more complex and time-consuming for an administrator.

Estate Lawyers are experienced in assisting administrators in the execution of their onerous duties.

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