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Deceased Estates

The passing of a loved one can be sad and stressful. You need the time and space to grieve, but that can difficult if you’ve also got responsibilities to deal with and distribute their estate.

Add to that the need to understand and navigate probate laws, which allow an estate to be distributed, and you may suddenly find yourself under a lot of pressure. That’s the last thing you need.

Thankfully, Websters Lawyers have experienced estates and probate lawyers who can assist you with:

  • Carrying out your duties as executor of a will to obtain a Grant of Probate and in the administration and distribution of the estate;
  • Obtaining Letters of Administration if a family member or a de facto spouse has died without leaving a will;
  • An inheritance claim if you feel that you have not been adequately provided for in another person’s will.

Executors

In every will, an executor is appointed. This role is very important because it is the executor’s job to:

  • Find all the assets of the estate.
  • Pay all the debts of the estate.
  • Distribute all the assets in accordance with the will.

In order to distribute the estate, the executor must first obtain a grant of probate from the Supreme Court. This is a legal process that requires documents to be lodged with the Court.

If you have been appointed as an executor, you have legal responsibilities to the estate and its beneficiaries. There can be a lot to do at a time when you feel least able to cope and that’s when you need the assistance of an experienced estate lawyer to guide you, or handle everything for you.

Websters Lawyers have highly experienced estate lawyers who can assist you with:

  • Obtaining a grant of probate.
  • Administering and distributing an estate.
  • Advice about whether you might be entitled to make an inheritance claim.

We offer a free, no obligation initial consultation at which we can explain to you the process involved and how we can assist.

When you choose an Estate Lawyer you need to be absolutely sure that they have the knowledge and skills you require and also provide the level of service you expect. Let Websters Lawyers work for you.

Phone (08) 8231 1363 or click here to make an enquiry by email.

For further information, see our brochure on Grants of Probate and Letters of Administration and our brochure on Contested Estates and Challenges to a Will.

Testimonials

"The service was impeccable"

Michael, Trott Park

"Very satisfied – especially with my hearing problem. [my solicitor] and [her assistant] were very patient"

Patricia, Ingle Farm

"I was very impressed by the highly professional and thorough conduct of Websters Lawyers"

Angela, Hallett Cove

"Websters took an extremely stressful time for me and made me feel comfortable and confident. They achieved the best possible outscome for my situation and came in at a lower cvost than first estimated so I couldn’t be happier with the service, process or people. Thank you"

David, Smithfield

"The initial phone conversation was very informative and professionally conducted. [my solicitor] who arranged our wills clearly explained everything and was very professional. We were very satisfied"

Wendy, Wynn Vale

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Gary, Craigmore

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Peter, Hillbank

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Jarrad, Elizabeth Vale

"Very professional legal service, good advice. I will continue to consult on future legal matters. I’m please to advise I have recommended two people to Websters Lawyers due to the service I received from [my solicitor]"

Veronica, Modbury Heights

"Making a will is fraught with problems and very emotional. [our solicitor] walked us through the process step by step, ensuring we got exactly the Will we wanted. Thankyou!"

John, Ridgehaven

"All our questions were answered. A very good experience. I will continue to use Websters and recommend your firm to my friends."

David, Gumeracha

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Sylvia, Greenwith

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Devesh, Albert Park

"[my solicitor] was great, he kept me informed all the way through and provided great advice which resulted in a great outcome"

Fiona & Phil, St Agnes

"My overall experience with Websters Lawyers was one of great ease at a very difficult time in my life. [my solicitor] answered all my questions promptly and explained everything to me that I needed to know."

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Rob, Paralowie

"[my solicitor] was highly professional and approachable. I felt comfortable asking questions relating to my case. I am very happy with the outcome, I recommend Websters Lawyers."

Angela, Hallett Cove

"I have engaged [my solicitor] on two occasions to handle estate probate matters and have found her service to be prompt, efficient and very professional. Thank you."

Kevin, Findon

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David, Gumeracha

"[my solicitor] spoke in easy terms for us to understand."

Peter, Klemzig

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David, St Agnes

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Gail, Greenwith

"My solicitor was prompt and efficient at getting my claim completed J"

Marilyn & Stan, Lightsview

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Joey, Kurralta Park

"Websters Lawyers provided us with excellent support and legal advice every step of the way. Their expertise in legal matters is unmatchable. They were extremely professional and courteous. We really thank then for their excellent service"

Gary, Golden Grove

"I contacted Websters Lawyers on the recommendation of a former colleague and found the level of service exceeded what I expected"

Belinda, Smithfield

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