Probate & Estate Administration Learning Module


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  1. Introduction

  2. Meeting the Client

  3. Gathering Information

  4. Grant Applications - Probate and Administration

  5. Transferring Assets

  6. Dealing with Creditors

  7. Tax Consequences

  8. Executors' Accounts

  9. Remuneration of Personal Representative

  10. Additional Resources

Community Discussion

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Questions 9 and 17 of the quiz are out of date, as they refer to legislation that has been repealed.

None of the answers to Question 15 seem correct given it is stated in the course materials:

However, subsection 53(3) of WESA now abrogates the common law presumption of satisfaction.  Where a creditor of the will-maker is made a beneficiary, it will no longer be presumed that a debt owed by a will-maker is satisfied by a legacy to that person. Subject to a contrary intention in the will, the personal representative, if satisfied of the validity of the claim, will be required to pay the legacy as well as the debt.