No one can uplift your loved one’s savings (if more than $15,000) unless they have the legal authority to administer your loved one’s estate.
This authority comes from the state Supreme Court, in a ‘grant of administration’.
This is called ‘probate’ (where an executor applies to prove the will) or ‘letters of administration’ (in other cases – either there is no valid will, or the application is being made by someone who is not the ‘executor’).
This is also usually needed if your loved one owned land.
If you are the person legally entitled to apply for the grant of administration (that is, probate or letters of administration), we can help you!
Our fixed fee for probate is usually $770 (including GST). You are responsible for pay the Supreme Court filing fee yourself.
Our fees are lower than other law firms because we use document-automation software to save time, and we pass some of those savings on to you. Everything is supervised and reviewed by the same lawyer handling your matter.