outstanding debts deceased estates sa

Advertising for Creditors or Claimants of Deceased Estates

outstanding debts deceased estates sa

One of the duties of an executor in administering an estate is to satisfy any outstanding debts owed by the deceased upon their death.

An executor who is aware of an outstanding claim by a creditor, or a possible claim against the estate, but nevertheless distributes the estate, may be personally liable to the creditor.

Although there is no requirement in South Australia to advertise for creditors, it is generally advisable to do so in order to enjoy the protection afforded to estate executors and trustees by s. 29 of the Trustee Act 1929 (SA).


10 Stresses to Avoid When Administering a Deceased Estate

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Administering a Deceased Estate Takes Care and Skill

Administering a Deceased Estate Takes Care and Skill

In a 2014 Judgment, the Supreme Court of Queensland ruled that the administrator of a deceased estate breached her fiduciary duty by applying for her deceased son’s superannuation benefits to be paid to her personally, rather than on behalf of his estate.

This is an example of where a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing. Probate and Deceased Estate administration is a specialised area of law. Don’t be fooled into believing the lady at the hairdresser or the bloke down the pub who says that it is easy to do this yourself, or that the lawyer who handled your divorce, or your uncle’s drink-driving offence, can easily do this. If you pay peanuts, you’re very likely to get monkeys.