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Applying for Probate in the NT or Letters of Administration in the NT is often one of the first steps you will take when dealing with the estate of a loved one who has passed away. Together these are known as Grants of Representation, and although there is no legal requirement that you must obtain a Grant before dealing with a deceased person’s estate, many asset-holders will request Probate or Letters of Administration before releasing assets.

Probate applications in the NT and Letters of Administration applications in the NT can be daunting and many people feel overwhelmed when trying to navigate the various forms and strict procedures of the Supreme Court. Whilst NT Probate Lawyers are a great option for complex applications that require legal advice, most applications are straightforward.

Probate Consultants is Australia’s highest rated Probate Service and is aiming to expanding to the NT soon. Whilst we cannot yet assist you in applying for a Grant of Probate in the NT or Letters of Administration in the NT, we still want to provide you with information that is relevant, practical and accessible. We are passionate about helping people get through their most trying times, and hope that the content on our website makes this legal process a little easier for you and your family.

Applying for Probate and Letters of Administration in the Northern Territory

Applying for Probate and Letters of Administration in the Northern Territory consists of the following:

Step 1

Electronically filing a Notice of your intention to apply with the Registry of the Supreme Court of the NT.

Step 2

Completing the application forms.

Step 3

Contacting the Public Trustee’s Office to check if the deceased person deposited a Will with them.

Step 4

Lodging the duly executed application with the Supreme Court by email.

  • This can only be done once the Notice has been published for 14 clear days.

Many people find this process stressful and confusing, which is why we offer a simple and straightforward way of applying for Probate and Letters of Administration which we aim to offer in the NT soon. At Probate Consultants, we believe that expert advice should be available to everyone in Australia – without the complicated legal jargon and excessive fees.

Probate Applications in the NT consist of the following documents:

  • Notice of Intended Application for Probate
  • Application
  • Affidavit of Publication and Search
  • Oath of Office
  • Affidavit of Assets and Liabilities
  • Affidavit of Executor
  • Affidavit of Death
  • Affidavit of Identity
  • Affidavit Of Legal Practitioner
  • Original Will with signatures in the margin
  • Grant Of Probate

Probate applications in the NT are lodged electronically by emailing the documents to the Supreme Court of NT. Applications can be lodged once 14 days have passed since the publication of the Notice.

Probate in the NT is usually granted within 28 days.

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Note: The information provided is general in nature and is intended to offer an outline only. It is not comprehensive, nor does it constitute legal advice.