Deceased Estates

Schweizer Kobras acts for executors, administrators, beneficiaries, trustees and trustee companies in relation to the proper administration of estates including the preparation of appropriate applications for Grants of Probate or Letters of Administration. We also assist our clients in the collection and, where appropriate, the sale, transfer or transmission of estate assets as well as the distribution of estates to beneficiaries.

Schweizer Kobras advises on the interpretation and construction of Wills and assists in relation to claims by individuals who have been left out of, or inadequately provided for in Wills, or who have been expressly excluded from benefitting from an estate.

In our deceased estates practice, we typically prepare or review:

  • Probate Applications
  • Applications for Letters of Administration
  • Supporting Affidavits
  • Affidavits of Expert (typically where an estate is governed by a German or Swiss will or by German or Swiss law)
  • Transfer and Transmission Applications
  • Correspondence with Banks, Share Registers, etc.