‘Executor Assist’

Have you been appointed the Executor of a deceased estate? Not sure where to start? Forty Seven Legal’s Executor Assist Service helps executors on all aspects of estate administration. We understand that the death of a loved one can be an emotionally challenging time. We can work with you to minimise the stress, hassle and personal risk of winding up an estate.

Our process is as follows:

  1. Executor Health Check – we initially meet with you to explain your obligations, discuss strategies for protecting yourself against personal liability and explain the mechanics of administering an estate.
  1. Service Package Selection – You may be comfortable running the estate yourself, or alternatively, would prefer to engage our services. We then tailor a service package based on your requirements, for example, some clients only require advice on a particular aspect (eg applying for the grant of probate), while others prefer us to have a higher level of involvement including collecting in and disbursing of funds to beneficiaries.

How are we different?

  • End to end service capability: Winding up an estate almost always requires the assistance of a number of professionals. Tax returns need to be lodged. Ongoing trusts need to be administered. We are uniquely placed, via referral to Forty Seven Accounting, to facilitate such services under ‘one roof’.
  • Pay for what you get: Our flexible service packaging means that the estate only pays for the services it receives. We don’t over-service and we don’t over-charge.
  • Work with the professionals: An executor can be personally liable for oversight in administering an estate. Why put your neck on the line? A lawyer can help you ensure that the estate is administered correctly and in accordance with the law.