What If There Is No Will?
Whenever a person dies intestate (without a will), the law determines who will get their property and an administrator must be appointed to settle his or her affairs. Usually, this means that a close family member or friend must apply for a grant of administration.
Making an application can be confusing, costly, and time-consuming.
At Fast & Company, we understand that the time after a loved one or close friend has died is probably the time when you are least able to handle the intricate and frustrating paperwork necessary to be appointed administrator — or to perform many of the tasks required, for that matter.
Estate administration is our area. Our lawyer and staff can help guide you through it, or take over completely. With our help, you can save time, effort and money, and concentrate on mourning and taking care of your family.
Trust Us To Help You Through
If you are a spouse, child, successor, or close friend or associate of the deceased, come and talk to us about the duties you will be taking on, which may include:
- Making the application
- Distributing the assets
- Making funeral arrangements
- Locating all of the assets
- Advertising for any possible creditors
- Selling assets, including real estate, investments and personal possessions
- Locating and contacting all possible heirs, in and out of the province
- Contacting utilities and credit card companies to notify them of the death
- Filing the final income tax return
- Paying off all debts
- Keeping records of all your actions for the benefit of the beneficiaries, including preparing a financial accounting
We can help you complete your tasks efficiently, avoiding common pitfalls and protecting you from liability.
Fast & Company Law Firm: contact our office at 604-273-6424.
Let us help you and your family. We provide advice, guidance and legal services to clients in Metro Vancouver, Richmond, Delta, Surrey and throughout the Lower Mainland.