Estate Administration

The job of a Legal Personal Representative, whether an executor or administrator, can be a daunting one. Applying for a grant of probate or letters of administration is only the start of an executor’s responsibilities. From collecting assets and paying debts to distributing gifts to beneficiaries and possibly dealing with any disputes, a personal representative must navigate a minefield of duties and obligations. We are here to help.

Executor Advisory Services

We help executors and administrators with any and all aspects of administering an estate. Unlike many estate lawyers who are all or nothing, we leave it up to you decide just which tasks you would like us to assist with. Some of these include: 

  • Advising on the proper construction of the will
  • Advising on executor’s legal obligations
  • Notifying and identifying beneficiaries
  • Transmission of property into executor’s name and assistance with sale
  • Collection of bank accounts and other assets
  • Obtaining nursing home/aged care refunds
  • Assisting with superannuation and life insurance claims
  • Guidance as to distributions
  • Finalising estate accounts

Administration Disputes

Unfortunately disputes can and do arise during the administration of an estate. These can be between beneficiaries and/or between beneficiaries and executors concerning the administration of an estate. Such disputes might be over any number of things but whatever happens, we are here to help. Some issues that might be encountered include:

  • Delays in administering the estate
  • Disagreements regarding interpretation of the will
  • Executor or administrator refusing to act or cannot be located
  • Disagreements with the decision of an executor or administrator

Get started today

For your convenience, we offer a variety of ways in which you can get started right now. Choose from the three options below, completely obligation free.

Free phone consultation

Book a free 15 minute phone consultation at a time that suits you. We’ll discuss your situation and the way forward.

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“Generations Law were able to step me through an unfamiliar process and explain everything in easy to understand terms. They went above and beyond to ensure everything went smoothly and were always available to promptly respond to any queries. Excellent and professional service. Would recommend!”

“Michael from Generations Law was incredibly helpful in helping me obtain letters of administration. I attempted to do it myself and found it almost impossible. Michael made everything really easy, saving me and my family boat loads of stress. The communication and explanations of everything was always clear and easy to understand and he kept us updated on what was happening every step of the way. I would highly recommend Generations Law to anyone who is needing legal assistance.”

“Michael Kelly was engaged by us to apply for a Grant of Probate for a family member. Throughout the whole process Michael was very efficient and kept us informed of the progress. He was easy to communicate with and went out of his way to accommodate our requests. The service delivered was also competitively priced. We would not hesitate to recommend him.”

“I cannot recommend Michael highly enough. His level of customer service and professionalism was first class and his attention to detail and follow up was at the highest level. I would definitely consider using Michael again for any further legal matters I may have in the future”

“Michael Kelly provided professional services in order to achieve a grant of probate for my step-father in Queensland Supreme Court jurisdiction. This was a complex matter, in that both executors do not live in Queensland. My brother lives in New Zealand and I live in Victoria. Michael was able to simplify the process for us and coordinate documentation across jurisdictions, whilst providing guidance and updates on the status the process. i would highly recommend Generations Law, Michael went above and beyond with a minimum of fuss and no additional costs to the original quote.”

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In keeping with our reconciliation commitment, Generations Law would like to acknowledge the First Nations people as the original inhabitants and traditional custodians of the lands on which we operate and pay our respects to all Elders past, present and emerging as they hold the memories, traditions and culture of these lands and thank them for their wisdom and guidance. These include the Yugarabul, Jagera and Turrbul people in and around Brisbane, the Goenpul & Jandawal people of Moreton Bay, the Kombumerri people of the Yugambeh language group of the Gold Coast and the Gubbi Gubbi people of the Sunshine Coast.