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Estate Administration

Dealing with the death of a loved one is not an easy task. You often feel overwhelmed. You need to know that someone is looking after the details and processes, and assisting you to deal with disputes, so you can have the peace which comes from knowing things are being looked after. In that way you can plan for your own future.

The administration of someone’s estate after they die can be a challenging time. Nowadays this increasingly involves dealing with more complicated business structures and disputes amongst family members. With more and more blended families comes a greater prospect of disputation. Complexity arises far more often than ever before with partnership interests, family trusts and companies often part of a deceased person's estate.

Each family has its own unique set of dynamics which need to be considered and dealt with on a case by case basis. It can be a minefield, especially if you're not used to dealing with such matters.

Executors and family members need guidance to collect in the estate assets from various institutions and deal with creditors. We've done that for many years and know the tips and traps.

Often when there is no will (or a dispute) people are unsure what their rights are or who to turn to for guidance and solutions. The team at Thornton Legal can answer all of your questions in plain English and provide you with suitable options and solutions.

Unlike many firms Thornton Legel offer a fixed scale of costs when administering estates ,rather than charging on an hourly basis or percentage of assets. By charging this way you can take comfort knowing your costs are settled and that your law firm is simply working towards settling matters fairly in your favour.

The team at Thornton Legal are not only experts in this area of law, but are also respectful of your circumstances and seek to find a hassle free solution for you.