Estate Administration

The person who will be or is appointed executor or administer, must also administer the state.

Estate administration is the work of administering a deceased estate.

A simple estate administration generally involves the tasks of locating the assets of the deceased, converting these assets into cash or transferring property into the name of beneficiaries, paying the deceased’s liabilities and tax , and distributing the remainder to the beneficiaries.

Estate administration can also be more complex. For example:

  • The full extent of the deceased’s assets is not known, and assets have to be located
  • The assets are not in the deceased’s name
  • The deceased owned assets overseas and overseas probate is required
  • The beneficiaries want to have the estate distributed in different portions
  • Jointly appointed executor cannot agree on the estate administration process
  • Shares have to be sold in other countries (e.g. USA where so called Medallions signature is required)
  • Gifts fail because the will/estate plan was not updated frequently
  • The terms of the will are unclear and require interpretation
  • There is a dispute about whether the deceased had capacity when signing the will
  • The deceased left potentially ‘informal’ wills
  • There might be somewhere children of the deceased form a previous relationship
  • The beneficiaries cannot be located

Asquith Legal tries to make the probate process as easy as possible for everyone involved. Our estate lawyers use SETTIFY PROBATE, a highly sophisticated information gathering software that enable us to provide services at highly competitive rates.

When we provide you with a fixed fee for the probate application, we take into account that while the estate might be of significant value, the application process is straightforward.

Furthermore, we take into account the following when providing discounted quotes:

  • Whether the will is simple and unambiguous
  • Whether the estate structure is simple
  • 2 or few numbers of executors
  • Other circumstances that make the application process straightforward
Contact our Probate by sending us an email and we’ll get in touch shortly, or phone between 8:30AM and 5:00PM Monday to Friday — we would be delighted to speak.
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