Richard Harvey & Associates can help you apply to the Supreme Court of NSW for Probate in instances where there is a valid will and you have been named an Executor of that will. The Supreme Court can then grant probate which authorises you to distribute the deceased estate in accordance with the provisions of the will.
Letters of Administration
In the somewhat more complicated event that a valid will has not been left or the appointed executors are unable or unwilling to act, Richard Harvey & Associates can assist you with applying for Letters of Administration to the Supreme Court of NSW. In these circumstances, the legislation details how an estate may be distributed and by whom. An application can be made to the Supreme Court to appoint an Administrator, typically someone who will be a beneficiary, to distribute the estate under Chapter 4 of the Succession Act, 2006.
Family Provision Actions
If you expected to be a beneficiary of a will and are not or consider that you have not been fully provided for as a named beneficiary, you may be able to make a claim for provision from the estate under Chapter 3 of the Succession Act, 2006, provided you can satisfy eligibility criteria and establish reasons as to why you should be considered for provision from the deceased estate.
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