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Deceased Estates

The loss of a loved one is an emotional and difficult time, and the process of dealing with a deceased estate can be stressful. Our experienced and specialist solicitors are here to guide you through all the legal processes, unburdening you from that stress and allowing you and your family to focus on what’s really important.

Probate and deceased estates

Where the deceased has left a valid will, Seton Family Lawyers will act for the executor and manage the application for the grant of probate and advise on the allocation and distribution of the estate, according to the terms of the will.

Probate is a court order issued by the Supreme Court giving you the authority to share out the estate of the person who has died according to the instructions in the will. This ensures the deceased person’s debts are paid and assets are allocated to the correct beneficiaries.

In the unfortunate case where there is no will, our team can assist you through the legal and family issues that are involved. This can include applying for a grant of letters of administration and advice on the distribution of the estate.

Will disputes

If you feel you have been left out of a will or your loved one’s estate is not being distributed as they would have wished, you may have grounds to challenge or contest the will. It is important to know you have only 12 months following your loved one’s passing to contest a will. Don’t wait to get the advice you need, contact our team to get the best result for you and your family.

Seton Family Lawyers can also assist if you need to defend a will. During this difficult time in your life, we are here to support you and take care of any legal concerns, so you can focus on your family and loved ones. 

Talk to our team of probate solicitors today

Our team are specialists in managing the legal processes of deceased estates. Contact our experienced team of solicitors to find the best resolution for you and your family.

Talk to our team today

Don’t wait to get the professional support that you need to protect yourself and your family.

Where to find us

Suite 9, 168 The Entrance Rd,
Erina NSW 2250