Deceased Estates

Empathy and advice during your toughest times

Losing a loved one can be one of the most emotional and stressful times in your life – and often the last thing you want to deal with is their estate. But if you’re the executor of someone’s will, you often don’t have a choice.

At those times, Schnauer and Co is here to help take that stress away. 

Often the executor of a will is the person closest to the deceased. Our role is to alleviate their administrative burden and walk them through the process. We can provide support around assets and liabilities, explaining what the executor’s obligations are, helping everyone understand the deceased person’s will, liaising with beneficiaries, and working with other institutions such as banks and pension providers. 

We take the legal angst out of it and give you a real person’s take – because you don’t need the extra stress of legal jargon at a time when everything may already feel overwhelming. 

Deceased Estate

Meet our deceased estates team
Alleviating your legal burden and taking your stress away

Our specialist deceased estates practitioners are real people with a passion for putting clients first, and the empathy needed to support you through some of your toughest times. Whether it’s supporting the executor of a will or acting on behalf of a beneficiary of a will, we’re well-connected with the resources available to you, and have a great relationship with the courts. Our team includes:

  • Jo-Anne Thomas, Senior Associate Bio
  • Claudia Holmes, Registered Legal Executive (Fellow) Bio
  • Debbie Nelson, Registered Legal Executive (Fellow) Bio
  • Kesha Meredith, Registered Legal Executive (Associate) Bio
  • Aroha Fletcher, Lawyer Bio

Deceased Estates

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