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.
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.
I found my meeting with Jennifer was very informative and carried out in a professional manner. The application for Probate was made easy for me as Jennifer found the answers that I was not fully aware of during our meeting.
Thank you Jessica. Was so simple and easy to get probate done and in one session, perfect!
Many thanks Jennifer for your excellent service in completing the probate for will of Frederick Banyard, I have recommended the Perth Probate Centre to [my friend] who has made an appointment.
I very much appreciate all of your hard work, time, and everything you have done for [my family].
Hi Nigel, thank you so much for all your work. It’s been a pleasure dealing with you and Birman & Ride. It has made the process a lot easier, and my family and I are forever grateful. I wish you and your associates all the very best in your future.
Hi Michael, thank you for your email and the checklist and information for guiding the process. I wish to thank you for taking the time in providing the relevant information this morning. Throughout the conversation, you were approachable and knowledgeable about the issue.
The whole process in getting the Letter of Administration was smooth, easy to understand and all my questions were answered. The service I received from Jessica Smith was excellent! Very professional and I was always kept up to date on the whole process. I highly recommend Perth Probate Centre to anyone who may need help in dealing with a deceased estate.
We are very impressed with the caring & very professional manner Jennifer Nguyen has shown us in filing my fathers probate.
This has been a very positive experience in comparison to the dealings we had with my mothers probate and Wills with lawyers in other law firms.
Very impressed with professionalism of both Michael and Jennifer in the handling of Mum’s probate. Would have no hesitation in using Birman & Ryde in the future or recommending their services to anyone. Have been very helpful through a difficult period.
When my partner passed away suddenly without leaving a Will I approached Birman & Ride for advice. From the initial contact with Jessica Smith I was guided through the steps required to apply for Letters of Administration. Given this was taking place during COVID-19 and living in country Western Australia I was so impressed with the professionalism and efficient manner in which the process was carried out. Both Jessica and I were delighted when Letters of Administration was granted well in advance of the anticipated time frame.
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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