Estate Administration


Managing a person’s estate following his or her death can be an overwhelming and emotional task, particularly for anyone appointed as executor. Assets and liabilities must be determined, ongoing or outstanding obligations must be met, and in a large number of cases, an application for a Grant of Probate must be made. Our team is equipped to deal with the assets and liabilities of the estate, and to obtain a Grant of Probate from the courts when necessary.

We can also help you field the demands of creditors, beneficiaries and other interested third parties. Even simple estates can be time-consuming and take months to administer. Our knowledgeable estate administration team can facilitate and guide you through the process as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. Our key areas of service include:

  • Assisting executors and beneficiaries through the probate process, including applying for a Grant of Probate

  • Assisting clients where a family member has died without a will, including applying for a Grant of Administration

  • Assisting executors who have not begun dealing with the estate to renounce their appointment

  • Preparing executor’s accounts and releases

  • Advising executors and beneficiaries on executor’s accounts, releases and remuneration

  • Advising and assisting executors of insolvent estates

  • Assisting in the transfer of assets to beneficiaries, including the transmission of real property

  • Helping executors enact a will-maker’s instructions, including precipitating gifts to individual and charitable beneficiaries

Dealing with an estate can be a challenging and emotional time for a family. It’s important to have legal guidance through this difficult process, so contact Wheat Kenyon today.