I'd imagine once probate has been granted, and the estate distributed and agreed on. Once the 12-months is expired(death of deceased), the Assets/money is distrubuted is that correct? Can Assets/money in a deceased estate be distributed in NSW before 12 months of death, or do all distributions have to be on hold/wait 12 months, incase anyone else wants to make a Family Provision claim on the Estate e.g (unfairly left out of will)? To add to this, I read assets are frozen for 1 month and ad is put in newspaper of death, and anyone who wants to come forward. Then it seems assets can be distributed within the 12 -months, 1 month after if no one comes forward. People can still make a claim in NSW within 12 months, but it seems a concern if assets/money can be distributed within 1-month of the death if no one comes forward. Or maybe asset distribution 1-month after Probate I don't know.