Our NSW Probate lawyers at PK Simpson have years of experience successfully representing a range of cases regarding probates and disputed or contested wills. We understand this is a difficult time for you and your loved ones, which is why our NSW probate lawyers are here to deliver the best outcome possible without any added worry, stress or concern. Our probate lawyers are here to prepare everything that you require for a successful probate, allowing you and other executors to be able to officially carry out distributing the deceased person’s estate.
Probate refers to the process of validating the will upon the death of the deceased person and enabling the executor(s) to distribute the estate as outlined in the will. There is a common misunderstanding that wills are immediately valid after the passing of the deceased, however wills need to be passed through a court (differs by State) to be able to be approved by law and officiated.
In New South Wales, once the deceased person has passed, their assets vest in the NSW Trustee (under the Probate and Administration Act 1898). The executor outlined in the deceased person’s will then needs to apply for a Grant of Probate. Once that is established, the executor will have the authority to carry out their duties in distributing the deceased person’s estate according to what has been outlined in the will.
At PK Simpson, our NSW Probate lawyers will apply on behalf of the executor(s) and represent the case throughout the entire process. From preparing documents, going to court proceedings, to resolving conflicts that arise between beneficiaries, our team of specialist Probate Lawyers NSW have the expertise to deliver outcomes that best fits all parties.
Our NSW Probate lawyers are here to assist executors in applying for the Grant of Probate which involves outlining the accurate value of the deceased person’s assets, calculating and paying relevant income, estate taxes, and expenses, as well as many other processes. Once these requirements have been met and approved by the court, the will is officiated and the executors are granted authority to distribute the deceased person’s estate as outlined in the will.
It’s important to seek legal assistance from only the most highly experienced and reputable lawyers in New South Wales for a successful result. By not getting the right Probate Lawyer to assist with your will matters, you’ll be facing a failed Probate whereby the will is not considered valid. In such an unsuccessful case, this will prevent the executors from acting in accordance with what is outlined in the will, and therefore will not be able to legally distribute the deceased person’s estate.
To avoid these types of situations, we advise you to get in touch with our leading team of excellent probate lawyers at PK Simpson. Our NSW probate lawyers have specialist expertise and are among the best in the industry. As your final court proceedings date draws near, you’ll feel confident and secure with PK Simpson probate lawyers by your side to represent your case. We’re the legal experts in wills and estates, here to help you throughout the entire probate process.