Estate Administration

The passing of a loved one can be a difficult time.

You need to complete funeral arrangements. You need to deal with the grieving process. Assets will need to be gathered and the bills paid. Many of the tasks that need to be addressed crop up all at once. Our estate administration team has the experience and systems in place to complete the process of estate administration in a timely and competent manner.

Pritchard & Co Law Firm, LLP’s sound solutions to complex legal issues:

To Probate or Not To Probate?

Formal estate administration may be necessary in situations where the person who passes away is single (or widowed) and owns assets, like land, in their name solely. Where a person passes away leaving a Will, the personal representative (or executor) will need to apply for Probate. Probate is the procedure where the Court confirms the validity of the Will and confirms you, the executor, as the person who will handle the estate assets. This is also known as the Grant of Probate.

Read our Latest Estate Administration Articles

January 16, 2019

I’ve been named a Personal Representative: what do I do?

A Personal Representative (a.k.a. Executor or Administrator) is a person or Corporation named in a Will to manage and administer the deceased’s estate in accordance with the terms of the Will.  A Personal Representative (PR) must act in the best […]
August 5, 2013

I’ve been appointed an Attorney and Health Agent- What do I do?

Previous articles in this column have looked at the importance of having an Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) and Personal Directive (PD) as part of an estate plan. These documents appoint a person to look after the financial affairs (Attorney) […]
April 25, 2013

Charging Personal Representative Fees

Have you been named as the Personal Representative (PR for short) in a Will? PR is the modern term used for the person who conducts the Executor and Trustee duties in completing the administration of an estate.  PRs and beneficiaries […]