Managing deceased estates

Deceased estates | Australia

Coping with the death of a loved one is hard enough. But being the nominated Executor can add stress and bureaucracy to an already emotional time.

Managing a deceased estate is a multi-step process. It can be time-consuming and finickity. Not only that, it  often involves tedious legal proceedings.

At Demeter Legal, it’s all about you. With unique, flat-rate packages to suit the circumstances, I’m here to provide as much or as little help as you need.

If you’re not sure where to start (or if you just don’t have the time!) I’ll point you in the right direction. Managing your loved one’s deceased estate doesn’t have to take ages. And it doesn’t have to cost a fortune.

Protect your family (and yourself) with pragmatic, proactive advice.

For Executors or Administrators who want to understand their duties and find a clear path forward

With over a decade of specialist experience in deceased estate law, I’ve got you covered. Here’s how I can help:

With flexible hours and virtual consulting, peace of mind is (quite literally) at your fingertips

Claudia Maw from the collaborative law practice sitting at desk writing notes

The biggest problem with managing deceased estates is getting your head around the details. Often, Executors underestimate the time involved, or overlook the tax implications. It’s a high stakes situation and can feel overwhelming.

Not only that, your loved one may have died without a valid Will or there could be issues with unhappy beneficiaries.

You want to be certain that your loved one’s wishes are being carried out the way they intended.

With an estate lawyer in your corner, you’ll understand your duties as Executor — and have the support you need to chart a clear path forward.

Get the help you need for the smoothest possible deceased estate administration

There are no cookie-cutter solutions when it comes to deceased estates. But I’m here to help make the process as efficient and stress-free as possible.

Expert advice. Pragmatic support. Wherever you are.

Fixed-fee services mean you’ll get the support you need to get the job done — without watching the clock. As a member of the Australian Association of Collaborative Professionals, I work with families who want to preserve relationships and resolve issues collaboratively.

Avoiding mediation or litigation reduces both the financial and emotional costs that can accompany the death of a loved one.

The old days are over

Despite a love of classical music and a range of ‘old-timey’ hobbies (any English paper piecing enthusiasts in the house?) I’m a huge fan of technology when it comes to my law practice.

In fact, technology makes access to expert legal advice more accessible, more inclusive, and less costly

And I’m over the moon about it. Dealing with an online law firm has got stacks of benefits.

Without the usual invoice-padding back and forth of a traditional law firm, you’ll come to a positive resolution in less time.
An easy online system puts you in charge — provide information on your terms and meet with your lawyer on your schedule.

Clear, value-based and fixed fee packages mean you’ll know my fees up front.

No surprises.

I’m Claudia Maw

Since 2011, I’ve specialised in areas of law that affect rural, regional, and remote communities. I have a unique mix of pragmatism, compassion, broad knowledge, and experience.

As the first regional lawyer member of Collaborative Professionals WA in the Wills and Estates space, my practice, Demeter Legal, is an online law practice built on communication and collegiality. Creating a relationship with your family based on trust and empathy is my first priority. And I follow that up with great results.

With intricate knowledge of succession planning, deceased estates, commercial and property law, I’m a trusted advisor for businesses and families across Western Australia.

Online law firm Australia owner Claudia Maw sitting at table with books

Proactive, pragmatic, legal support for regional families

Stop worrying about the details. Stop stressing about how you’ll make the time.

Get the expert advice you need to manage your loved one’s estate.