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Estate Administration

Cooke & Hutchinson Lawyers has years of experience in estate administration.

We can help you in the following ways:

• Ensure that the deceased’s Will naming you as executor is in fact the deceased’s last will;

• Obtain a Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration (if the deceased did not make a will) (as the case may be) from the Supreme Court of Queensland;

• Transmit the deceased’s property having regard to the terms of the will;

• Notify the relevant Government Authorities of the death of the deceased person;


• Advise you of ways in which you can limit the costs of administering the estate;


• Advise of the possibility of claims against the estate;


• Defend claims made against the estate;


• Collect assets payable to the estate;


• Pay liabilities owed by the estate from estate funds collected;


• Advise beneficiaries of their entitlements;


• Make a final estate distribution.

For more information read our Factsheet on Legal Advice to the Executor of a Deceased Estate