Myself and my sibling are named as both beneficiaries and executors of a deceased estate. There is no conflict in the family and neither of us are greedy or desperate for cash. The estate itself is semi complex, with property, shares, aged care deposit, superannuation, premium bonds and more. The property still has a lot of the person's property in it and isn't accessible to myself or my sibling due to state and international border restrictions.
Is it best to just work through this ourselves or engage a solicitor?
What are reasonable fees if engaging a lawyer? I'm guessing it's based on the size of the estate. Any pointers on not getting burnt? I'm wary of the risk of a lawyer trying to make things more complicated than need or trying to stir up conflict to get more work.
If anyone knows of a decent Gold Coast lawyer with experience in NSW law that would be really helpful too, if it expediates being able to get things signed in person without border crossings.
Thanks in advance for any advice.
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