Executor under a will – What are my duties?

As an executor under a will, you will be responsible for the administration of the estate of the deceased and for the distribution of their assets to the beneficiaries under their Will. The duties of an executor can be quite demanding with duties including: Attending to funeral arrangements Identifying the assets and liabilities of the … Read more

Probate – What is probate?

Before a person’s assets can be distributed after their death, the executor may need to apply to the Supreme Court for a grant of Probate. A grant of Probate is the court’s approval of a person’s Will as their last Will. Once it has been obtained, the deceased’s assets can be distributed in accordance with … Read more

What do I need to do to prepare a guardianship appointment?

To appoint an enduring guardian you need to complete a Form of Appointment of Enduring Guardian which we can assist you with. Substitute appointments are also permitted by the Act and you should consider appointing substitutes. Your signature to the Form of Appointment of Enduring Guardian and the signature of the people you appoint must … Read more

What do I need to do to prepare a power of attorney?

In NSW, the Power of Attorney Act 2003 has a prescribed form and process for the purpose of appointing someone as your attorney, whether as a general or enduring power of attorney. You can obtain a copy of that on line or you can see a lawyer. The decisions you will need to make when … Read more