Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Coming soon - DIY letters of administration kit for Newfoundland and Labrador
Posted by Lynne Butler
We are pleased to announce that we have completed putting together a comprehensive kit for anyone in Newfoundland and Labrador who wants to apply to the court to become the administrator of an estate.
The kit includes an 82-page print guide, with detailed explanations and instructions for preparing and filing all of the documents you need to apply to the court, as well as full-size samples of all the documents. It also includes a flash drive with all of the documents for you to download and use. The book is 8.5" x 11" and is coil-bound. It will sell for $40.
The kit should be ready for purchase in about a week. We're just waiting for the box of books to arrive from the publisher. You'll be able to get one from our website or from www.newfoundlandlawbooks.com.
While I am a wills and estates lawyer and a large part of my work involves making applications to the court for clients, I don't believe that making a kit like this available cuts into the amount of work available to lawyers. I fully recognize that not everyone is going to hire a lawyer to do the work for them. Either they live too far away from a lawyer, or they can't afford one, or they just want to do the work themselves because they believe it will be simple. That's why we made this kit. And I have faith that most people who get started on something on their own will realize it if they get in over their heads and will ask a lawyer for help if they need it.