The passing of a family member or loved one is one of the toughest things in life to face. At Gleeson and Co Lawyers, we recognise that the appropriate distribution of your loved one’s assets is crucial.
To administer a deceased person’s affairs, a Grant of Representation must be issued by the Supreme Court of Victoria. Only then will an executor be authorised to manage matters such as the person’s bank accounts, real property, employment entitlements or superannuation. These outstanding matters become known as the ‘estate’.
Grant of Representation
Firstly, you will need to determine whether the deceased person left behind a valid Will. You can then proceed with an application to the court for a grant of representation. This will enable you to finalise matters and distribute the deceased person’s assets accordingly. There are 3 main types of grants:
You should apply for a grant of Probate if the deceased has left behind a Will.
2) Letter of Administration with the Will Annexed
This refers to situations where the executor (named in the Will) cannot, or will not, prove the Will.
3) Letters of Administration
If the deceased did not leave a Will, you will need to apply for Letter of Administration.
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