Losing a loved one is never easy. You’re dealing with grief and, on top of it all, a stack of paperwork and tasks have landed on your shoulders. We can help with as much or as little of the administration as you like.
Our plain-English legal guide has comprehensive and practical advice to help you to take charge and finalise the estate.
Thank you for your help and explaining what to do regarding my father’s estate.
Michael Hodgkins is the Legal Adviser in this case. Very personalised & professional, friendly and trustworthy. Very prompt & punctual. Explanations are simple without any jargon. Always helpful and prompt in undertaking any tasks. Gives confidence & reassurance. Above all , the price is right.
Thank you Michael.
Quick and great service very happy to have gone with Perth Probate Centre.
Feedback so far from me is that you are excellent. I have up to now always been kept up to date with any news on the dot, staff are extremely competent as far as tell. Can’t wait to send my end review.
My sister and I were impressed with the professionalism of Jennifer Nguyen throughout our meeting in December 2020.
Our application for a grant of probate to the Supreme Court was processed in good time thanks to her attention to detail. We especially appreciated Ms Nguyen’s electronic white board explanations as she took us through each step of the application process as well as her close scrutiny of the Will and associated documents. We look forward to meeting face to face with her ASAP in January this year so personalised advice can be given on how we should administer our late father’s estate via a customised step by step guide summarising this advice. Michael Hodgkins’ witnessing of the Supreme Court application before it was lodged was also to the point. and appreciated. We are looking forward to administration our late father’s Will.
I was confused with how to proceed with the Grant of Probate on the passing of my mother so I contacted The Perth Probate Centre where I was able to meet with Jessica Smith. The process was explained in a most professional manner. Jessica guided us through the process in easy to follow steps, making the whole experience a relief during our time of grieving. I would have no hesitation in recommending your firm to my friends and family.
I found Jessica Smith open and friendly and took my sister and I through the procedure of probate and finalising mum’s will.
This was my first time in this situation and the professional way in which things were handled has made these difficult days more tolerable. I look forward to an ongoing relationship with Jessica as my sister and I navigate our way through the legalities and completion of probate. Thanks Jessica for your help and assistance.
I love your newsletter and pearls of wisdom, Mr Hodgkins. You will and deserve to do well. Totally committed, and you don’t find that in many organisations these days.
Thank you for your words of wisdom and encouraging emails, Mr Hodgkins. I really do appreciate it. I have been extremely impressed with your employee Mr Siegwart for his caring and professional manner.
Michael – thank you so very much for all your help. Going through the emails, they’re so professional, methodical, & systematic. Thank you again.
I would like to thank Jennifer Nguyen and the team. For making the process of getting probate for my late father, you made a very daunting task seem easy. From my first contact through to the putting in the application you were fantastic. Thank you.
Very Professional and friendly service. I applied for a grant of probate and was attended to by Jessica. We sat in the boardroom and went through my prepared details on the big screen. Jessica then prepared the affidavit and after the signing formalities that was that. I highly recommend Perth Probate Centre.
It may sound like a silly question. We all know a Will when we see one. They’re usually of fairly standard appearance – headed Last Will and Testament and signed by the will-maker and two witnesses. But all may not be as it seems. A case in point is the home-made Will of Kylie Smith (not her real name), that reads as follows: LAST WILL OF KYLIE SMITH I GIVE MY SON MICHAEL SMITH THE POWER TO DISPOSE OF MY POSSESSIONS PRIOR TO MY DEATH. [SIGNED BY K SMITH IN THE PRESENCE OF TWO WITNESSES] An essential requirement for a Will is that it be testamentary – meaning that it takes effect on the death of the will-maker and not until death. Kylie Smith’s “Will” took effect at the time she signed it (prior to her death) and not on her death. It is therefore not testamentary and not a valid Will. It is necessary to look beyond the heading and the signatures to determine whether a document is in fact a Will.
Being an executor or an administrator isn’t easy. It takes a lot of responsibility and time. Often it is a thankless task! So can you be compensated for your time and effort?
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