The loss of a loved one is a very difficult time for everyone.
Being named as Executor of a deceased estate is often a challenging task, and while still grieving over the death of a loved family member or friend, the Executor has to organise the deceased affairs to ensure their Will is distributed according to law in the manner that the deceased has made known in the Will.
At Guardian Wills and Probate, we do the work for you while you remain Executor. We have nothing to do with the Deceased Estate Bank Account. The Deceased Estate trust fund is controlled by the Executor.
We prepare and lodge a Grant of Probate at the Supreme Court of Western Australia. The Grant of Probate or Letters of Administrations usually takes 4 – 6 weeks for the Supreme Court to approve. We can have the documentation prepared for lodgement within 3-7 days of being contacted. (Probate cannot be lodged until 14 days after death and also the original death certificate must be produced. We liaise with all financial institutions, insurance companies, superannuation funds, sell shares, arrange conveyancing, etc. In fact, we do everything that is required to wind up the deceased’s financial affairs.
Once a Grant of Probate is granted, monies are collected and forwarded to the deceased estate bank account. Once all funds have been collected, we will prepare a Statement of disbursements and reimbursements and monies to be paid to each beneficiary.
No funds have to be paid to Guardian Wills, and Probate upfront, and the deceased estate pays for our services once money becomes available in the deceased estate bank account.
Our fees for a Grant of Probate and Estate Administration are usually between $3,500 and $7,500, depending on the work involved.
Please contact us on 0400 451 786 for a quote.