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Contractual agreements require the intention of the parties be clearly reflected in the binding legal document they intend to sign. It is imperative that all rights and responsibilities accruing from the document are outlined in a manner that leaves no room from misconception, each clause should be simple, clear and understandable. Reducing complicated arrangements to simple agreements is the key to enforceability and happy outcomes.
Wills are final written wishes of the deceased, a will reflect how the deceased wishes be treated in death and how their assets are to be distributed to the living. If the deceased has failed to leave a will they have no say in how say in how their estate is distributed or to who their estate is distributed. This can result in unfair and outcomes and unintended consequences where the stated intentions of the deceased are ignored in favor of a legislatively enforced distribution.
ESTATES – PROBATE & LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION
The total assets of a deceased individual are referred to as the estate of the deceased, an estate needs to be collected and distributed to those who have a right to it. However to do this one must have authority otherwise banks, government departments and super funds will refuse any and all request you make of them and as such it will be impossible to properly administer the estate. Typically if the deceased has left a will this will it will be the duty of the executor or executrix to seek such authority through Probate, Similarly if deceased has not left a will there will be a need for an interested party to seek to the required authority by requesting Letters of administration.