Expertise

Estate Administration

Cowell Clarke has a long history in advising and guiding high net worth families and executors and beneficiaries through the complexities of asset and estate planning and structuring, wealth transitions and administration of deceased estates.

Our team has expertise in the interpretation and preparation of wills, powers of attorney and advance care directives. We also specialise in estate administration, including obtaining grants of probate in relation to high net worth and complex estates in South Australia, interstate and overseas.

We assist executors and trustees with every aspect of administering, distributing and finalising an estate, as well as advising parties on their rights, particularly with respect to making or defending an inheritance claim. In the case of disputed wills, we work to protect beneficiaries and achieve a fair outcome through dispute resolution, mediation, or, if necessary, court proceedings.

In the event that a person has died without leaving a will we advise on how the estate should be legally divided and who has the right to administer the estate. We also make applications to allow the estate to be administered without a will.

Expertise

  • Administering deceased estates
  • Disputes relating to wills under the Inheritance (Family Provision) Act 1972 (SA)
  • Advising executors, trustees and beneficiaries of estates

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