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Probate & Deceased Estates

Probate & Deceased Estates

At John C. Palmieri Solictor we understand that dealing with a deceased estate is one of the more difficult challenges in life.

Grieving the loss of someone important in your life is challenging enough.  Then comes the mountain of paperwork, legal jargon and in some cases simmering disputes.  These are the last things you want to deal with when you are grieving.

  • Interpreting the Will of the deceased in terms of estate laws

  • Advising executors and trustees in relation to their duties and rights

  • Notifying government bodies including Centrelink and Veterans Affairs

  • Applying for Probate of the Will in the Supreme Court

  • Dealing with intestacy (if there is no Will)

  • Applying for letters of administration (if the Will is deemed invalid or is absent)

  • Identifying estate assets and liabilities

  • Obtaining valuations of estate property

  • Collecting estate financial assets including superannuation, bank funds, shares, outstanding loans and insurance payouts

  • Selling or transferring estate property including estate auctions

  • Paying estate debts including mortgages, funeral costs and testamentary expenses

  • Advising in regard to family and testamentary trusts

  • Administering trust funds

  • Distributing bequests and inheritances to beneficiaries

  • Organising information for estate tax returns

  • Family mediation and negotiation

  • Contesting wills and defending estate litigation in the Supreme Court

Palmieri Legal Chambers Probate
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