Dewhirst Law.Wills, Estate Planning, Property and Business Law. Better, faster, more fun. Phone (06)281 3461

By Philippa Lee

September 2019

Estate Administration

Administering an estate can be a complex process with legal requirements and strict timeframes that must be adhered to. Without training and experience, acting as an executor can be a daunting task. We can guide you through this process and offer assistance in:

• Determining whether the will is valid and if necessary, applying to the Court for validation

• Advising on whether probate is required and assisting with your Probate application

• Advertising for other existing wills and any claims against the estate

• Gathering in assets

• Dealing with overseas assets

• Making distributions to beneficiaries

• Paying estate and testamentary expenses

• Advising on how assets held in trust for minor beneficiaries should be managed and used.