Taking care of loved ones after death is the primary function of making a will. Michael A. O'Connor Solicitors assist clients when writing a will to ensure all wills are watertight and that the wishes of the client are carried out following their passing.
A probate lawyer from Michael A. O'Connor Solicitors will advise you on the most efficient methods of having your wishes carried out in accordance with your will. We take great pride in proving an executor of will service that is both comforting and professional.
Our professional probate service advises clients on the following:
Probate & Wills
Contesting a Will*
Distribution of Assets
Enduring Power of Attorney
Grant of Administration
Grant of Probate
Writing a WilL
Why is making a will important?
An executor of will service details who will look after your children, who will carry out your instructions and who will inherit your money. 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. First, wills are proven to be valid in a usually very routine court proceeding. Identifying and inventorying the deceased person's estate, having assets appraised, paying any outstanding debts and taxes, and distributing the remaining estate as per the will is also part of the process.
A process called administration is used when wills are not available. Requesting a grant of administration to prevent the assets being distributed in accordance with State laws, requires a significant amount of documentation and paperwork.
How Long Does It Take To Complete Probate?
Six to eight months is the typical timeline for a straightforward probate. Times will vary depending on the number, location and variety of assets in the estate. More complicated estates can take considerably longer.