At Dwyer Legal we understand that dealing with a deceased estate is one of the more difficult challenges in life. From mountains of paper work to legal jargon and simmering family disputes, they’re the last things you want to deal with when you’re grieving the loss of someone important in your life.
So, let us help you by:
Interpreting the Will of the deceased in terms of estate laws
Advising executors and trustees in regard to their duties and rights
Informing government bodies including Centrelink and Veterans Affairs
Applying for Probate of the Will in the Supreme Court
Dealing with intestacy (where there is no Will)
Applying for Letters of Administration (if the Will is deemed invalid or is absent)
Identifying estate assets and liabilities
Obtaining valuations of estate property
Collecting estate financial assets including superannuation, bank funds, shares, outstanding loans, and insurance payouts
Selling or transferring estate property including estate auctions
Paying estate debts including mortgages, funeral costs, and testamentary expenses
Advising in regard to family and testamentary trusts
Administering trust funds
Distributing bequests and inheritances to beneficiaries
Organising information for estate tax returns
Family mediation and negotiation
Contesting wills and defending estate litigation in the Supreme Court
Contact us to find out more or to arrange an appointment.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why Choose Us?
As lawyers, we are trained in all aspects of property law but also provide a full legal service. For example, we are qualified to provide the legal advice often required by lenders on signing of the Mortgage documents. Generally, when we are handling the Conveyancing for you, we will provide this advice at no additional charge. We are also available to provide this service to clients that do not use our services for the Conveyancing (for example, a Conveyancing Company that is not qualified to provide legal advice on Mortgage documents), with charges at our standard hourly rates.
We recommend that when purchasing property you review your Will. We will review your existing Will at no charge and also offer a discount on new Wills when we handle the Conveyancing for you.