How long will the administration of an estate likely take?

This is the most commonly asked and often the most difficult question to answer, due to the circumstances of each estate being unique. Generally the estate administration process can take between 6-12 months. However, this can sometimes take more time depending on the complexity of the estate. The administration process can be quite complex and could involve our team of solicitors and accountants.

The Public Trustee are consultative and will keep your beneficiaries informed during the progress of your estate administration. Our team will explain the situation and consult with them before any major decisions are made. However, your wishes will always be our paramount concern.

In our experience, we have found that the process works best with open communication between families. This is to ensure that a common knowledge and understanding is achieved when distributing your assets.

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