Executor Help

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Our Estate Lawyers offer expert and easily accessible advice on every aspect of the role of an estate executor.

An executor or administrator has many differing interests to take into account and is personally responsible for getting it right and keeping all involved happy.

Qld Estate Lawyers have several free resources available for  executors and administrators to use in day-to-day estate administration.

Our four part Estate Executor’s Guide will have many of the answers you are looking for. Hundreds of executors have used the Estate Executor’s Guide to work through the steps they need to take to painlessly complete their role without having to engage a lawyer.


What are the responsibilities of an Executor

The executor must perform a range of duties to ensure the will maker’s assets are distributed as per their wishes. It’s the executor’s responsibility to fulfil their requests. You must always act in the best interests of the estate and beneficiaries and protect the assets of the estate until they are distributed. If you fail to act in the best interests of an estate and its beneficiaries, your appointment as an executor may be challenged and you may bear personal responsibility for any losses or errors. For a full description of duties, go to Executor duties, responsibilities and risks.


How can QLD Estate Lawyers assist Executors?

If you need one-on-one assistance - for example, to respond to threats against assets or demands from beneficiaries or outsiders - expert help, advice and dispute resolution expertise is just a phone call or email away.

Expert advice is also available for the big decisions you have to make like those associated with the maintenance and education of infant children, funds management & investment and testamentary trust issues.

If the estate is confronted with a dispute or unwelcome litigation with a beneficiary or anyone else, our estate litigation team provides you with the solid back-up you need, quickly, efficiently and at competitive legal rates.

Our estate lawyers in Brisbane are experts in all these fields.


How much do we charge for Executor services?

# Executor services Professional fees * Expenses paid to court etc
1 Probate of Will application (simple) $1,800 - $2,400 $900
2 Letters of Administration application $2,500 - $3,500 $1,000
3 Bank account and share registry transfers $500 - $1,400 $100
4 Administration services including collection of assets, verification of debts, payments to and sign-off by beneficiaries etc $3,000 - $10,000 $1,000 - $2,000
5 Resolve will dispute eg. among beneficiaries (without litigation) $3,000 - $10,000 $1,000 - $2,000
6 Resolve litigated will dispute eg. family provision claim by person seeking payment from estate Please call or email for fee estimate $1,000 - $2,000

* Professional fees deferred in most cases until estate in funds


Get started

Contact our Wills and Estate lawyers by sending us an email and we’ll get in touch shortly, or phone between 8:30AM and 5:00PM Monday to Friday — we would be delighted to speak.

Office hours — 1300 580 413

Monday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Do you have any questions?