If a person has died without a Will you may need to apply for Letters of Administration to administer the estate. This document will provide the Administrator with authority to deal with the estate. This will generally be required before financial institutions will release any assets from the estate.
The Supreme Court must be satisfied that the person applying is the appropriate person to apply. Priority is given as follows – souse, child, grandchild, parents, siblings, nieces and nephews, grandparents, aunts or uncles, first cousins or any other person.
In order to obtain a grant of Letters of Administration you must do the following:
After you have obtained a grant of Letters of Administration you will be able to undertake the actions required to administer the estate.
To find out more about what is involved in applying for Letters of Administration or for assistance in administering an estate, contact our office on (07) 3343 9522 or (07) 5446 1745 or through our contact us service here.