Articles

Probate Court fees: snakes and one ladder
27 November 2018
Smith Partnership considers the impact of the proposed increase in the Probate fee regime.
Witnessing a Will
04 June 2018
Witnessing a Will is no small responsibility and an important decision to make, both for the witness and the person writing the Will. As part of the Wills Act, witnesses are necessary to ensure the document becomes official and legally binding.
What is a Grant of Representation?
11 May 2018
A Grant of Representation is one of the steps in dealing with a Will and the subsequent Estate. Simply put, it serves as a document to confirm your legal status and ability to deal with the Estate of someone who has passed away.
inheritance
19 April 2018
If you are set to inherit money, property or other assets from an estate, you may be wondering how long the process takes from someone passing away, to receiving inheritance.
last testament and will
19 April 2018
When someone dies, their belongings, such as their home, their savings, investments and personal effects, becomes known as their ‘estate’. Through a legal process, called probate, this estate is distributed in accordance with the deceased’s wishes where a will has been left.