When someone passes away, it is often the case that the holder of an asset of the deceased will require a Grant to be produced before the holder of the asset will release it to the person administering the deceased’s estate.
A Grant is a document produced by the Supreme Court of Queensland certifying that it recognises a person’s authority to deal with a deceased person’s estate.
Before dealing with the estate assets, potential executors and administrators of the estate of a deceased person should ensure that they hold the appropriate authority to administer the estate. A Grant provides the legal authority to a person to deal with the estate’s assets in accordance with the deceased’s will and/or law.
There are three types of Grants available:
The relevant Grant required depends upon whether the deceased left a will or not and whether the person administering the estate is the executor named in the will or another person:
As executor or administrator of a deceased estate, you can retain Certus Legal Group to handle the Grant application process on your behalf. We will collect the information and documents required to make the application to the Supreme Court and prepare all necessary documentation for filing in the Court and advertising in the appropriate publications.
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