Lost A Loved One?Finalise A Deceased Estate

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Free Discussion with Our Legal TeamStep 1Free Discussion with Our Legal Team

Have a chat with our legal team to make sure you’re on the right track. We can answer your questions about the process and what to do next.

We Prepare Court DocumentsStep 2We Prepare Court Documents

We prepare all the legal documents you need, tailored to your unique circumstances. The documents are finished and ready to file. You don’t need to fill in anything or edit them.

Sign & LodgeStep 3Sign & Lodge

We’ll email (or post) your documents with full step-by-step instructions on how to sign and lodge with the Court. Once everything is approved, the court will post your grant to you. You can then access the superannuation money, bank funds and real estate etc.

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Our expert team at MKI Legal can assist you with any questions about your loved one’s Deceased estate or getting your legal affairs in order before you pass away. Our free no-obligation discussion can help get you make the right decision.

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Probate

We prepare it, you lodge it

$499

Deceased created a Will

Executors (or back-up) apply

Standard Probate documents

Documents ready-to-lodge with Court

Step-by-step guide on what to do

Prepared & reviewed by our legal team

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Letters of Administration

We prepare it, you lodge it

$649

No Will made by deceased

Closest family members apply

Standard Letters of Administration documents

Documents ready-to-lodge with Court

Step-by-step guide on what to do

Prepared & reviewed by our legal team

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The Full Service

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Legal guidance before lodgement

Legal guidance with administering the estate (work after grant issued)

Suitable for complex cases

All required documents prepared

We lodge with Court for you

We communicate with beneficiaries & creditors

We make sure you do everything right, to reduce your liability.

We help you until you've finished everything required.

Pay-at-end options available

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Frequently Asked Questions

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What is Letters of Administration?

If a person did not leave a Will, their assets are divided between the closest family members according to a formula set by law.

Usually one or two members of the closest family members apply to the Court to get letters of administration. They are called the ‘administrators’.

Once the court approves everything, the administrators get a grant of letters of administration. This is a special piece of paper that gives them authority to legally access the deceased’s assets and information.

The deceased’s assets can then be distributed to the family members entitled to receive it.

Sometimes letters of administration is not required. We can help you find out if you need it or not.

See our Letters of Administration section for more information.

What is Probate?

If the deceased left a Will, the executor(s) apply to the Court for probate.

Probate is the process of the Court verifying and approving the Will.

Once probate is granted, the executor(s) get a special piece of paper that gives them authority to legally access the deceased’s assets and information. The deceased’s assets can then be distributed to the beneficiaries under the Will.

Sometimes probate is not required. We can help you find out if you need it or not.

See our Probate section for more information.

What is an Estate?

A person’s estate includes all the assets and money that they owned at death. It includes assets/money in a person’s sole name and some joint property if it’s owned as “tenants in common”.

A person’s estate does not include assets held jointly with others as “joint tenants”, or assets held in a trust or generally in a super fund.