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Free information on dealing with deceased estates

LawAccessNSW has expanded the LawAssist website to include a topic about dealing with an estate after someone has died.

LawAssist is a website provided by LawAccess NSW. It is designed to help people who are dealing with legal problems in NSW without a lawyer, by providing practical, plain language information on specific areas of law and the legal process.

The new topic, 'After Someone Dies', has information about:

  • Who to notify after someone dies
  • Funerals
  • The will
  • Assets and debts
  • What to do with the estate
  • Applying for probate
  • Applying for letters of administration
  • Grants from outside NSW
  • After probate or administration
  • Distributing the estate, and
  • Family provisions claims.
The LawAssist website also has information about: Debts – Small Claims, Car Accidents, Fines, Driving Offence and Crime, Fences, AVOs, Employment Rights, as well as other skills based topics including Mediation, Negotiation and Reading and writing legal documents.
For more information about the LawAssist website or to provide feedback, please call LawAccess NSW on 1300 888 529