Probate & Deceased Estate Administration
Ian Symonds & Associates can help with all your Probate & Deceased Estate Administration needs.


A deceased estate refers to the assets and property of a person who has died and can include real estate, personal property, cash, shares, as well as other assets.

A person named as an executor of a Will has the responsibility to administer a deceased person’s estate in accordance with the terms of the Will. Ian Symonds & Associates can assist executors with all of the legal and practical aspects involved with the administration of a deceased estate. The steps involved in dealing with an estate usually include:

  • Identifying and securing the deceased’s assets;
  • Applying for a Grant of Probate or Grant of Letters of Administration;
  • Managing and administering the deceased’s assets (eg. Closing the deceased’s bank accounts, transferring shares and/or properties owned by the deceased to the intended beneficiary);
  • Ensuing all debts and liabilities are paid and tax matters finalized;
  • Administering any trusts established under the Will;
  • Distributing estate assets to beneficiaries in accordance with the Will (or if there is no will, in accordance with the applicable intestacy laws).

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As a small team of dedicated professionals we aim to provide a friendly, family atmosphere with a reputation for timely, personalised service.

Contact us to arrange an appointment with an experienced solicitor or conveyancer.

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