Dr Jensen assists clients by drafting wills, Enduring Powers of Attorney and Advance Health Directives.
He can also assist an executor with distributing assets and provide counsel in cases where the deceased dies intestate (without a Will).
FAQs on Wills and Estate Law
If the nominated executor is unable or unwilling to act, another person may administer the estate. In some cases, an Executor of a Will needs to obtain a Grant of Probate from the Court to authorise them to administer the Estate.
A Grant of Probate is the court’s official recognition that the Will is legally valid and you, as the Executor of a Will, are authorised to deal with the estate.
Some of the things an Executor of a Will may be responsible for include:
- Applying to the Court for a Grant of Probate
- Identifying the assets and liabilities of the Estate
- Organising proper insurance cover over Estate property
- Closing bank accounts and advising authorities of the death
- Selling or transferring realty and other property
- Liaising with and distributing money and property to beneficiaries