Jansen Walsh & Grace provides a free service to help you if you are recently bereaved to start to deal with your loved one’s affairs.
Focussing on the practical issues you never had to deal with before, we offer a free 20 minute meeting, by appointment, where you can come as a first point of contact when your loved one has died.
We understand that a bereavement can be a distressing experience. You may not wish to face the legal formalities of administering the estate of your loved one on your own.
We are here to help during this stressful and anxious time, providing you with the support you need.
We provide guidance and advice on how to register their your loved one’s death, making the funeral arrangements, and who should be notified. We can also offer support and assistance with the probate process — depending on whether or not there is a valid Will — and administering the deceased's estate.
If you are in a hospital, or incapacitated, or in a retirement village, we can visit you.
Have you been appointed as an Executor of an estate?
Are you not sure what is required of an Executor?
We understand that this is a difficult time for you and our firm is experienced in this area. We are equipped to assist you in obtaining a grant of probate or letters of administration. We see to the gathering in of the deceased's assets (as well as real estate) and then attending to the ultimate distribution of the estate to the beneficiaries. We will attend to preparation of all documents, liaise with banks and financial institutions, superannuation companies, real estate agents and all other organisations in order to gather in all the assets of the estate. We take care of it all.
We also understand that these times are very upsetting and that emotions can run high.
Managing the expectations of the beneficiaries can cause unnecessary stress.
If you are an executor and there are other beneficiaries in the estate, the other beneficiaries may come and pester you and say that they want their legacies and distributions before the 6 months’ period have expired — exposing you to risk.
We are here to ensure that you have appropriate support and we will always be close at hand to assist you.