Dealing with the death of a loved one, a friend, or someone close or known to you is a traumatic experience. During that difficult time, any expectation of dealing with the various legal issues that arise from someone’s death can be daunting and confusing for most people – including the executor appointed in the Will of the person who has passed away.
Often the executor will be a family member or a trusted friend of the person who has passed away. They may not (in most cases) be legally trained or be familiar with the role and responsibility of the executor, and the nature of dealing with a deceased estate. Executors who need assistance with applying for probate, or managing the deceased estate should obtain professional advice and assistance whenever necessary to ensure that they property discharge their duties according to the Will (and the wishes of the deceased) as well as according to the law. Continue readingTags: beneficiary, deceased estate, executor, Grant of Probate, Parramatta, plain language, succession act, testamentary trust, trustee, trustee act