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 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.
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.
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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