Any person (including an executor, trustee, bank or other institution) who deals with an asset of the deceased without first either:
- disclosing it to the court; or
- being satisfied that the asset has been disclosed to the court
is guilty of an offence and liable to a fine of up to $2000 [see Administration and Probate Act 1919 (SA) s 121A].
If a statement of assets an liabilities has already been generated by CourtSA, and something needs to be added or corrected, a paper Form 56 needs to be used at this stage. Eventually, this will be done through CourtSA as well. See Probate and CourtSA for more information.
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