Probate is the process of having a Will validated by the courts, once probate is granted the executor named in the Will can deal with the assets and liabilities of the estate according to the provisions of the Will.

Where a person dies intestate (without a Will), the law determines who will receive the estate, in this circumstance, “letters of administration” need to be obtained from the Supreme Court which will allow the assets to be dealt with.

As each estate is different, you should contact the experienced lawyers at Dawson Lawyers in order to discuss the estate and working out the best way moving forward.

Dawson Lawyers can also assist in the administration of the estate, which involves collecting and managing a deceased’s assets, paying their debts and distributing the remaining assets to the beneficiaries.