An Executor needed assistance obtaining Probate of his late father’s Will. He sought to save money by obtaining Probate of the Will himself, using an application form he found online.

Unfortunately, the Court rejected the application, which had been incorrectly completed. This ultimately led to a 12-month delay in obtaining Probate, and significantly prolonged the administration of an otherwise straight-forward estate. 

When a family member/loved one dies we can help you with sorting out their affairs.  With our years of experience we can help you to get through what is a very sad time.

We undertake the administration of the deceased’s estate with a strong focus on ensuring that the process is carried out respectfully and as quickly as possible.  Our emphasis is on trying to ensure that delays with distribution do not occur and that the winding up of the estate is completed as promptly as the law allows.

Call us for a relaxed friendly chat on 04 4736 850 or email us at lawyers@raineycollins.co.nz