Deceased Estates

Expert legal representation

At Greenleaf Legal, we can assist you with everything from drafting your Will, appointing a Power of Attorney or Enduring Guardian, administration of estates, or contesting Wills. We believe that securing a comfortable future for your family requires careful preparation and is not to be taken lightly. The time to act is now. Talk to us today and find out how we can help you achieve the level of security you’re after for your family.

Administration of Estates
The administration of an estate refers to the process of managing and distributing a deceased estate, which includes the deceased’s assets and debt held. Dealing with the loss of a loved one is hard enough, but if you have been appointed in a Will to administer the deceased’s estate, i.e. the “executor”, this can be even more stressful for you. As executor, you have been charged with many duties, including but not limited to, attending to the funeral arrangements, managing the estate, assessing the estate, ensuring that the terms of the Will are carried out, obtaining authority from the Supreme Court to administer the estate (a grant of probate of the Will), pay all debts and distribute the estate. Let us help you through the process of administering the deceased’s estate to help make this stressful time for you as simple as possible.

Contesting Wills and Family Provision Claims
Have you been unfairly excluded from a Will? Have you inherited an entitlement substantially less than other beneficiaries? Is the Will invalid? Are you an executor dragged into a family provision claim? No matter the family provision claim that you’ve found yourself in, we can help. But you need to act fast – proceedings must be commenced in the Supreme Court of NSW within 12 months of the testator’s death. Other time restrictions apply in different states.