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Will and Probate Dictionary of Terms and Phrases
Administration of an Estate
This concerns the settlement of a deceased estate, whether testate or intestate. The assets of a deceased are determined and appraised, the deceased’s debts are determined and paid, the amount of taxes calculated and paid, and the remaining assets distributed to the persons or entities entitled to them either by the terms of the deceased’s will or by the laws of intestacy under the Administration Act 1903. Depending upon the property in the estate and the deceased’s will, there may be ongoing obligations.
Affidavit of Due Execution
Where there is legal doubt about the proper execution of a will, a deed of due execution may be sworn.
A person or group who receive money, advantages, etc. under a will.
A document that can be filed at the Probate Office to prevent an application for a Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration.
When a person dies, their assets and possessions are known as their estate (eg. land, shares, money, jewellery, cars). Technically, as long as these possessions were kept by the deceased, any property may form a part of the deceased estate.
Contesting an unfair will
see “inheritance claim”.
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