If you have lost a family member, the last thing you need is the probate and administration process adding more distress and disruption. And yet the role of executor – while a privilege – can be onerous. Not only can it take considerable time and work to put a deceased relative’s affairs in order, but it can test relationships with other family members, while the legal obligations that come with the role can leave you open to personal liability.
The process can be made a lot easier with the right advisors at your side. At Deacons we can help steer you through the complexities of estate administration and grant of probate, making the process as smooth and swift as possible.
Where complications arise, for example foreign bank accounts or other offshore assets, questions concerning the will or provision for dependents, shareholdings in family businesses, or domicile issues, our lawyers will use their extensive experience to lessen the burden of tracing and reporting on assets, and complying with regulatory requirements in Hong Kong, the PRC and internationally. Whatever it takes, we will work closely with the family’s other professional advisors globally in order to bring matters to a successful conclusion.
Please take a look at our private client pages for more information on the range of work we undertake. And if you’d like more information on how we can help you, please feel free to get in touch.