What alternatives do I have?
The executor could attend to applying for probate & distributing the estate yourself, however the executor is often a family member who is going through the grieving process, & some find this just too difficult to do. So, the executor could engage the services of someone else to attend to the management if the estate on their behalf.
The alternatives are;
- State or Territory Trustee & Guardian
- Solicitor or
- Business like Balance Estate Management (a division of the Balance Group of Companies) to attend to the management for you.