Letters of Administration is when a person dies without a Will
The family nominate someone to act as Administrator. Consents are prepared for all beneficiaries to give approval for the nominated person to act as Administrator and also a de facto declarations are prepared for each beneficiary to sign stating that the deceased was not in a de facto relationship.
Once Letters of Administration along with the Consents and de facto declarations are prepared lodged and approved by the Supreme Court the same procedure is then undertaken as with a Grant of Probate.
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Muriel was a widow and had no children. She died without making a Will. Her nearest relatives were her 10 nieces and nephews as her brothers and sisters had also predeceased her.
Some family members contacted Guardian Wills and Probate for help.
The names addresses phone numbers and email addresses of each beneficiary were provided. The cousins had already discussed which family member they wanted to be the Administrator of the Estate.
Muriel’s niece Sue was nominated as Administrator and the remaining 9 nieces and nephews had to then have prepared, signed and returned to us 9 De Facto Declarations and 9 Consents and these were lodged along with the Application for Letters of Administration.
While waiting for the Letters of administration from the supreme Court the conveyancing prepared but could not be presented until approval was granted and the Letters of Administration had to be physically shown to Landgate when lodging the conveyancing therefore allowing the Certificate of Title to then read Susan Flynn Executor of the Estate of Muriel Brown, thereby making the property ready for sale and transfer.
We had contacted the bank to arrange transfer of money to deceased estate bank account, we sold Muriel’s shares after the proper documentation was prepared and the Administrator signed off on them and arranged for money to be forwarded to estate bank account, the house sold and the monies again were also transferred to the deceased estate bank account.
Guardian Wills and Probate then prepared a statement and the Executor then had cheques drawn for each beneficiary.