Probate Update – Overseas Assets

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Normally a grant of probate is applied for in the Court of the state/country (jurisdiction) where the deceased was living when they died, and this is usually where most of the assets are located.

But if the deceased owned assets in more than one jurisdiction, it may be necessary to apply for a reseal of the original probate in each different place where assets were located.

In circumstances where the deceased died in Australia, for example, but had real estate or bank accounts etc, overseas, there is a process available whereby we can have probate resealed in those overseas countries and recover control of those assets, for the executor to distribute to the beneficiaries.  We can also do the reverse when the will maker dies overseas.

For any probate or deceased estate enquiries, please contact Amanda Tomlinson or Jacelyn Bristow at our office.

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