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Estate Administration

Upon death, the assets which the deceased owned fall into his or her estate and are distributed pursuant to his or her Will, or if he or she did not leave a Will, pursuant to the intestacy provisions of the Wills Estates and Succession Act.

Someone must administer the Estate – a personal representative who may be an executor appointed in the Will or an administrator if the executor cannot or will not do so, or if there is no Will.  The personal representative has an obligation to act in the best interests of the Estate and its beneficiaries.  Sometimes, concerns arise about the personal representative’s performance of his or her duties in administering the Estate, or the compensation he or she seeks for administering the Estate.

You can rely on our extensive knowledge and decades of experience with disputes arising during the administration of estates.