Deceased

Estates

Deceased Estates

The passing of a loved one is an extremely difficult time. We are passionate about applying an empathetic approach alongside giving expert legal advice and assistance. 

​Cowan Law can assist executors and trustees with the following:

  • Advising in detail about the rights and responsibilities of an executor;
  • Preparing the documents required to apply for Probate of a Will or Letters of Administration where there is no Will, including the necessary Summons, inventory of property, publications and affidavits;
  • Assisting to identify and collect the Deceased’s assets, including dealing with banks, mortgagees, and aged care homes;
  • Advising about the legal order in which debts must be paid and the remaining assets distributed; and
  • Advising as to the process of the distribution of the Estate and assisting with the distribution of the Estate to the beneficiaries.

Unfortunately, the passing of a loved one can result in a dispute regarding their Will or Estate.  Cowan Law can assist with the following:

  • Preparing a case for further provision of a Will or Estate;
  • Defending any claims made against a Will or Estate; and
  • Preparing a case for challenging a Will or Estate.

Need advice?

Whether you’re about to embark on a legal battle and need a caring pair of hands to guide you through, or you’re in need of some sound legal advice, Cowan Law is your trusted local law firm.

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