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Deceased Estates

When a person dies, an executor is appointed by the deceased person's will to administer the deceased estate in accordance wih their will.  The Supreme Court can also appoint an administrator to deal with the deceased estate should there be no valid will or the person nominated to be executor is  unable to discharge their duties.

Being an executor

If you have been appointed an executor of a deceased estate, you are responsible for managing the deceased estate, including:

  • Administering the deceased estate in the best interest of the beneficiaries
  • Fulfiulling tax responsibilities of the deceased estate

For further information, see Guide to Deceased Estates