Wills & Estates

What Is a Probate Lawyer and What Can They Help You With?

When a person passes away it is a difficult time for everyone involved. Beside the emotional grief that their loved ones go though, there are many complicated legal processes that need to be completed. Probate involves actions like drafting affidavits and lodging documents with the Court to distribute the deceased’s estate. While anyone can apply for probate, most people will hire a lawyer to make sure its done correctly.

Probate Lawyers Sydney

Probate lawyers, also known as estate attorneys, can be involved in different ways depending on the circumstances of the estate.

A probate lawyer will guide the executor of will or beneficiaries of the estate through the whole probate process, from identifying to distributing assets and inheritances and working with them to settle the affairs of the deceased.

Tasks that a probate lawyer will assist the executor and beneficiaries with include:

  • Preparing and filing documents required by a court
  • Identifying and securing estate assets
  • Getting assessments of the decedent’s real property
  • Collecting proceeds from life insurance policies
  • Transferring assets in the decedent’s name to the beneficiaries
  • Determining if any estate or inheritance taxes are due and resolving those issues
  • Help with the payment of bills and debts
  • Disbursement of assets to beneficiaries after bills and taxes have been paid

If you are searching for probate lawyers in Sydney we have years of experience with helping people with all areas of the probate process.

Contact our friendly and experienced Sydney probate lawyers today for free consultation on 02 9958 2407 or