Letters of
Administration.

NSW Office Locations

Bondi Junction

520 Oxford St
Bondi Junction, 2022

Sydney

167 Macquarie Street
Sydney, 2000

Chatswood

10 Help Street
Chatswood, 2067

Parramatta

30 Cowper Street
Parramatta, 2150

All Mail

PO Box 29, 127 Bondi Road
Bondi Beach NSW 2026

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1300 57 58 59

National Probate and Estates Group is the current #1 provider of Letters of Administration in New South Wales

* as calculated during the first quarter of 2018 among all private law firms from the Supreme Court of NSW's online notice registry.

What is Letters of Administration?

When a person dies without leaving a Will, also known as “intestate”, the next-of-kin needs to obtain a Grant of Letters of Administration in order to administer the estate. Legislation in New South Wales determines exactly how the estate is to be divided, and who will be appointed the administrator (usually the next-of-kin).

The application for Letters of Administration can be quite complex as it is often unique to the particular circumstances of the deceased and involves the drafting of legal affidavits, consent forms and disclaimers. Our team has experience in obtaining hundreds of Grants so we have seen many different scenarios and we are confident we can obtain the Grant for you.

Who gets to administer the estate?

An estate administrator must be an Australian resident. However, if you are the next-of-kin and you require Letters of Administration in NSW - please let us know.

The Succession Act of NSW determines that the person, or people, entitled to the majority of an intestate estate are usually the ones most entitled to act as the estate administrator.

If, for instance, a husband or wife passes away, it is their spouse or de facto partner who is usually entitled to the largest share of the intestate estate and therefore the person most entitled to act as the estate administrator.

If more than one person is entitled to being the administrator, all parties need to agree and consent to a sole administrator to make the application. Otherwise, co-administrators are also able to make the application.

How is the estate divided?

The division of the intestate estate in NSW is also determined by the Succession Act.

The division will depend on the familial circumstances of the deceased.

We can advise you as to your entitlements. Please leave us a message with any questions you might have.

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NSW Office Locations

Bondi Junction

520 Oxford St
Bondi Junction, 2022

Sydney

167 Macquarie Street
Sydney, 2000

Chatswood

10 Help Street
Chatswood, 2067

Parramatta

30 Cowper Street
Parramatta, 2150

All Mail

PO Box 29, 127 Bondi Road
Bondi Beach NSW 2026

Speak With Us

1300 57 58 59