If a person dies without a valid Will, a grant of Letters of Administration may be required in order for the deceased’s estate to be dealt with.

These applications are not straight forward and usually require the assistance of an experienced Lawyer.

In some circumstances where the deceased’s estate is very small, it may not be necessary to obtain a grant of Letters of Administration.  You should seek legal advice accordingly.

How are your assets distributed if you die without a Will?

In circumstances where the deceased died without a Will, the assets are distributed according to the formula provided in Section 14 of the Administration Act 1903 (WA). Sometimes the formula results in beneficiaries of the deceased being disappointed and disgruntled.

If any of these circumstances apply to you, and you would like to discuss your matter with an experienced Lawyer in this area of law, please contact us.