What is Probate?
Probate is the estate administration process that takes place after a loved ones has passed away. It is the role of an Executor to administer the estate; but many people don’t understand what this involves.
What is the role of an Executor? An executor is responsible for handling the administration of an estate after a loved one has passed away. They must do this following the deceased wishes, as stated in the Will, and distribute the assets accordingly.
What is there is no appointed Executor?
In which case an administrator will be appointed.
What if there is no will?
Often this is a daunting task and many executors don’t know where to begin or how to do it in the correct way. Sometimes a loved one may pass away appointing a family member as their Executor, or they may sadly pass away without leaving a Will. In which case, the estate has to be dealt with in accordance with the law of intestacy. It is a worthwhile practice for your family to appoint a professional and an experienced firm to act on their behalf, to relieve the burden ofadministrating your estate, which is a time consuming and sometimescomplex exercise.
Please Note: As of Feb 2021 we are not offering Probate Services as part of APSLegal but we can refer you to someone who does.