What are the required steps needed to distribute funds to beneficiaries in Western Australia
I have been executing the will of a deceased friend and I am now very close to wanting to distribute the residual amount after all debts have now been paid.
1. It has been seven months since his passing and I don't believe there are any contentious issues. However, I have recently read that the Executor must advertise (not sure where) a notice of intent to distribute to the beneficiaries (not sure how long possible claimants are given to contact me either). Can someone educate me on the position in WA - I contacted the Probate office and was informed that it was the case but it wasn't enforced - that is not really helpful at all!
2. In regards to the Passing of the accounts the probate Office told me that this was only necessary if a complaint or a contention arises and then the accounts are required to be forwarded to the registrar who acts as an auditor - is this a correct view, or have I misunderstood.
I hope someone can assist.