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Estate Administration

When someone passes, Gallie Miles can help you with a full range of estate administration services to help you navigate this difficult time.

Estate Administration

Gallie Miles can help you to administer an estate when someone passes away. From drafting probate or letters of administration, to talking you through your options, making payments and dealing with debts, closing accounts and pulling in assets, administrating the sale of property and distributing the estate, our Estate Administration services ensure the process of winding up an estate is as seamless as possible.

  • Drafting probate (when there is a Will)

  • Drafting letters of administration (when there is no Will)

  • Confirmation of assets and debts 

  • Managing any outstanding debts or accounts in their sole name (including any tax obligations)

  • Closing accounts

  • Administering the sale of property

  • Distributing the estate 

  • Dealing with any disputes or claims made against the estate

Meet our Estate Administration legal experts

Read the latest Estate Administration news from our blog

FAQ’s – Estate Administration

Estate Administration is a foreign concept to a lot of people, and it’s not until you’re thrown into the job that you realise you’re not entirely sure what you should be doing.  At Gallie MileRead more

Probate v Letters of Administration

When you die in NZ and you hold assets over the value of $15,000.00 in one place such as the bank or your KiwiSaver investment, a Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration is necessary to allow tRead more

Children Contesting a Will under the Family Protection Act 1955

When preparing a will, you’re stating how you wish to distribute your assets when you die. Our clients are often unaware that if you are a parent, under the New Zealand Family Protection Act 1955Read more

What happens when there is no Will?

Losing a loved one is such a difficult time and it can be extremely overwhelming. When there is no Will, it can cause even more stress. In this blog, we look at what happens when there is no Will. InRead more

Why do I need a Will?

Having a Will sorted will give you and your loved ones peace of mind. What do you want to happen when you die? Are those you care about looked after? What to you want to happen with your belongings aRead more

What are the benefits of having a Will?

While creating a Will may be a cost that most try to avoid, it provides many benefits to the loved ones you leave behind. A common misconception is that if you die intestate (e.g. die without a will)Read more

What happens if I die without a Will?

There is a common misconception in New Zealand that if you die without a Will, the government will take all of your assets. There is a common misconception in New Zealand that if you die without a WiRead more

The Blended Family

“How do I make sure that, my assets are distribute in the way I intended when I die?" Blended families are becoming more and more common in New Zealand. This means we are often asked “how do IRead more

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