Butlers Blog
Wills Blogs
 The Western Australian caseIn a recent Western Australian case, a woman and her husband were in the process of for...
Butlers Blog
Wills Blogs
But anyone with a pen and a piece of paper (or these days, access to the internet and a working printer) seems to think ...
Butlers Blog
Wills Blogs
 Over time, all of these questions may be clarified with the help of an Estates Lawyer, a Grant of Probate may be o...

Our Wills Team

Elliot Ryan
Senior Associate
Junior Lawyer
Junior Lawyer

What are Letters of Administration

There are a myriad of reasons why you may need to apply for a Grant of Letters of Administration.

Below are some examples:

  • There is a valid Will, but no Executor able or willing to administer the Estate.

  • The deceased left no valid Will.

  • The Executor appointed by the Will does not live in the jurisdiction, and needs to apply for a Grant of Letters of Administration through a Power of Attorney.

  • If you are the Executor of an Estate of a person who was an Executor of another partially administered Estate, your role would be to apply for a Letters of Administration and to take over the administration of both Estates.

  • If the Executor appointed under Will is underage.

The process of obtaining a Grant of Letters of Administration can be substantially more complex than obtaining a Grant of Probate, especially where the deceased dies without a Will, with a number of interested parties surviving him/her.

At Butlers, we can:

  • Advise you on your rights to apply for a Grant of Probate and a Grant of Letters of Administration;

  • Prepare the necessary documents on your behalf;

  • Assist you with administering simple and complex Estates;

  • Assist you in making inquiries relating to assets and liabilities of the Estate; and

  • Correspond with beneficiaries of the Estate, on your behalf.

Contact us to discuss Letters of Administration further.