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.
Nigel – thank you so much for meeting with me and for the documents you sent me. It was very enlightening. I will go through the documents in detail and contact you if I need further assistance.
Needing to have probate matters attended to, I contacted The Probate Centre and am completely satisfied with the prompt and friendly professional service supplied. This type of negotiation is not something ‘the man in the street’ deals with often in a lifetime and I recommend The Probate Centre to any who need professional advice. Thank you, you made my task of winding up my partner’s estate so much easier!!
I have used the Perth Probate Centre on a couple of occasions and have found them to be reliable, knowledgeable and professional in all aspects of work they undertake. Their staff are courteous and thorough in providing up to date information and advice. Highly recommend.
OMG WE DID IT! Thank you Michael so much!
Jessica handle the Probate for my mother in law in a most professional and efficient manner. She guided us through the process in easy to follow steps. I would have no hesitation in recommending your firm to my friends.
I would highly recommend Birman & Ride, as they they have helped me through a stressful time,& after talking to them they have put me at ease, I have full confidence in their work. The staff are friendly & helpful. Thank you so much Birman & Ride.
Since our first meeting with Jessica things have moved along very smoothly. Jessica explained how the system worked in very easy to follow language which was great. I am very pleased that it was decided to engage legal assistance in filing my mother in-law’s will.
Wonderful to deal with. Easy instructions and dealt with promptly with friendly and sensitive conversation.
Extremely satisfied with the low cost Grant of Probate application service. On two separate occasions I was made to feel at ease and guided through the application process by highly proficient lawyers. The emailed checklist of documents/information I needed to bring to the appointment was valuable in preventing delays. My grant applications were completed within an hour and submitted to the court on my behalf.
I have recommended Birman & Ride to family and work colleagues.
Service is good, straightforward and prompt.
I was very impressed with your friendly and informative service, I would not hesitate to recommend you to everyone I know, everything I needed to know and any questions were answered in simple English so it was easy to understand. Thank you for everything.
Jessica Smith was such a help during the administration of my mother’s will. She made the process simple and easy to understand. I would recommend using Perth probate centre for your ease of mind.
Being an executor or an administrator isn’t easy. It takes a lot of responsibility and time. Often it is a thankless task! Can you be compensated for your time and effort? Except where: the Will (if there is one) authorises payment to you; orthe beneficiaries authorise a payment; you are only entitled to be remunerated for your time and effort in managing the estate if you obtain an order from the Supreme Court of Western Australia for compensation (known as an ‘executor’s commission’). How much can you be paid? The Court will award an amount depending on various factors including: the complexity of the work involved in the administration;the time spent by the executor in connection with the administration;the value of the estate and the nature of the assets;the length of the administration;whether work was done by the executor personally or delegated to professionals; andwhether the estate has benefited from the executor’s management. The Court may take into account lengthy delays, lack of communication and inappropriate conduct by the executor to reduce or extinguish any claim for a commission. The maximum amount that the Court can grant is 5% of the gross value of the estate. Practical tips for claiming a commission You can maximise your prospects of claiming an executor’s commission by: keeping detailed records of your management of the estate, including the time you spend;undertaking your duties efficiently, transparently and timeously; andseeking professional assistance where necessary in the course of the administration. How do I obtain an order for an executor’s commission? You must apply to the Supreme Court of Western Australia. If you want to make or are considering making such an application, you should seek legal advice on your prospects and the procedure.
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As executor, you take a lot of care and responsibility. But what, if anything, are you entitled to?