Wills & Administration of
At Cassab & Associates we can assist you with:
- Making a Will.
- Changing a Will.
- Applying for the grant of probate.
- Applying for letters of Administration where there is no will.
- Preparing or cancelling your enduring Power of Attorney.
A will is a written document which sets out how a person wants their assets (estate) distributed after death. It is always advisable for a person to have a will so as to ensure that your assets are distributed to your loved ones in the way that YOU want.
We are able to advise our clients on what constitutes a valid will and what should be covered by the will. We are then able to assist you in the preparation of the will and attend to your proper execution and witnessing of the document.
Where there is a will and you are the nominated executor or executrix under that will we can assist you with the documentation necessary to apply to the Supreme Court of NSW for the grant of probate. Once the court is satisfied that the will is valid and grants you probate we can then assist you with the transferring of assets to your name as the executor/executrix and the disposal of those assets to the beneficiaries named in that will.
Letters of Administration
When a person dies leaving no will then there is a situation where a person who expects to be a beneficiary under the deceased estate can apply to the Supreme Curt of NSW for what is known as “Letters of Administration”. There is specific legislation in place which clearly details how an estate is to be distributed of a deceased person where there is no will. Any person who expects to be a beneficiary can apply to the Supreme Court of NSW to be granted Letters of Administration and we can assist you in applying for such a grant. Once the grant is made by the Supreme Court of NSW we can then assist you in administering the deceased’s estate in accordance with the Wills Probate & Administration Act 1898.
Enduring Power of Attorney
An Enduring Power of attorney enables you to nominate a person to make decisions about your assets and financial affairs on a lasting basis. Unlike a standard Power of Attorney an Enduring Power of Attorney can remain legally enforced even if you become of unsound mind or otherwise legally incapacitated. At Cassab & Associates we can assist you in the drafting and registration of an Enduring Power of Attorney under the Powers of Attorney Act 2003.
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