Dealing with a deceased estate is one of the most difficult challenges you could face. Not only are there mountains of paperwork to get through but there could also be simmering family disputes.

When you’re grieving the loss of someone important in your life, you want a lawyer who understands how you feel and can provide the services and support you need to help you through.

At NJ Papallo Lawyers, our experts can help you, and are always sensitive to your situation.

What we can do for you

We know the ins and outs of wills, probate and estate claim, and can provide the following services:

  • Interpreting the Will of the deceased in terms of estate laws
  • Advising executors and trustees in regard to their duties and rights
  • Informing government bodies, including Centrelink and Veterans Affairs
  • Applying for Probate of the Will in the Supreme Court
  • Dealing with intestacy (where there is no Will)
  • Applying for Letters of Administration (if the Will is deemed invalid or is absent)
  • Identifying estate assets and liabilities
  • Obtaining valuations of estate property
  • Collecting estate financial assets, including superannuation, bank funds, shares, outstanding loans, and insurance payouts
  • Selling or transferring estate property, including estate auctions
  • Paying estate debts, including mortgages, funeral costs, and testamentary expenses
  • Advising in regard to family and testamentary trusts
  • Administering trust funds
  • Distributing bequests and inheritances to beneficiaries
  • Organising information for estate tax returns
  • Family mediation and negotiation
  • Contesting wills and defending estate litigation in the Supreme Court.

Contact us to find our more or to arrange an appointment with an experienced estate lawyer.