Wills & Probate
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The primary function of making a will is taking care of loved ones after death. Brody & Company Solicitors explain the different considerations clients need to adhere to when they are planning for their futures and assist them in the process.
Every client we work with will always have a full and clear understanding of the technicalities that are involved in the drafting of a will. Tax and estate planning are key issues and Brody & Company Solicitors will advise you on the most efficient methods for carrying out the wishes of your will.
Our vastly experienced solicitors pride themselves on providing a service that is both comforting and professional.
We advise on the following:
Grant of Probate
Grant of Administration
Enduring Power of Attorney
Drafting a Will
Distribution of Assets
Contesting a Will*
Why Should I Make A Will?
By making a will you decide who should look after your children, who will inherit your assets and who will carry out your instructions. And in the case of your children, at what age they will obtain their inheritance.
What is Probate?
Probate is the legal process that takes place after a death. It involves proving in court that the deceased's will is valid, which is usually a very routine matter. It also includes identifying and inventorying the deceased person's estate, having assets appraised, paying any outstanding taxes and debts, and distributing the remaining estate as per the will.
If there is no will, then this process is called administration. People generally request a grant of administration to prevent the assets being distributed in accordance with State laws, and requires significant amounts of documentation and paperwork.
How Long Does It Take To Complete Probate?
A straightforward probate can take six to eight months depending on the number, variety and location of assets in the estate. More complicated estates can take considerably longer to complete.