Intestacy – Dying without a Will
We understand that dealing with the loss of a loved one is extremely difficult. This loss is heightened when the loved one does not leave a Will or the Will has problems.
Farrar Gesini Dunn specialise in obtaining complex grants of representation (such as letters of administration) and administering estates where there is no Will.
When someone dies with a Will in place they are said to die ‘testate’ and the executor gets a Grant of Probate. When someone dies without a Will they are said to die ‘intestate’ and the person and one of the beneficiaries is able to obtain letters of administration and become the administrator.
Under these circumstances, the distribution of an estate can be complex and difficult to understand.
This is why we break it down for you. We will make process as clear and easy to understand as possible. If you need to take more time to understand the issues and how it works out, we are there for you. If you need us to use pictures or diagrams to properly explain things, we can do that.
We know how difficult this is for you. We understand the system. We know how to get you from A to B quickly and smoothly.
If you have a family member that has died without a Will or with a Will that has problems, then we can help you. Get in touch today.
Director – Wills & Probate Lawyer
Tim has acted in a number of complex probate litigation cases where the capacity and knowledge and approval of the willmaker was in doubt or where there have been concerns about whether the willmaker was unduly influenced by another person. Tim also regularly appears in the Guardianship Tribunal of the ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal.
Tim holds a Master of Laws (Applied Law) majoring in Wills & Estates, he teaches and tutors Wills & Estates at the Australian National University, and he is a member of the ACT Law Society’s Elder Law & Succession Committee.