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Appointed as an executor of an estate – now what?

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When someone dies making you their executor of their estate, knowing what to do and where to start with the estate administration can be daunting.

Here at CRH Law, our highly experienced team can help you in your role as executor to navigate your way through the estate administration process.

As an executor, you are tasked with the estate administration.  Administering an estate includes a variety of tasks such as:

  • Secure the assets of the estate including insuring properties, for example;
  • Identifying the beneficiaries of the estate;
  • Distributing the estate in accordance with the willmaker’s last will and wishes.

This might mean undertaking a number of legal tasks including:

  • Managing any disputes or challenges to the will;
  • Obtaining a grant of probate and maybe, resealing a grant of probate in another State or Territory;
  • Selling or transferring real property;
  • Working with accountants and other professionals in relation to tax for example;
  • Selling or transferring shares;
  • Dealing with superannuation death benefits;
  • Obtaining payment of life insurance;
  • Paying any debts or liabilities; and
  • Distributing the estate to the beneficiaries.

If you have been appointed as an executor, we are able to offer you a free initial consultation to help you to understand:

  • Your obligations as an executor;
  • What tasks need to be completed to carry out the willmaker’s wishes; and
  • To answer any questions you might have about your role for the estate.

To make a no obligation, free appointment to discuss your role as executor or an estate, please contact Rebecca Edwards at CRH Law on (07) 3236 2900 or by email:

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Don’t hesitate to contact CRH Law. We have helped many people in the same situations as you’re probably in. We hope to hear from you soon.

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