PROBATE APPLICATION
APPLY FOR A GRANT OF PROBATE

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WHAT HAPPENS TO YOUR THINGS
WHEN YOU PASS AWAY?

When someone passes away, they often leave behind property, assets and sometimes debt. This is known as their ‘estate’ and it needs to be managed and finalised.

THIS INVOLVES:

  1. Collecting all property and assets
  2. Paying any debts
  3. Distributing the assets according to the Will

Where there is a valid Will, the estate is finalised by the executor, or executors (where more than one is appointed). Often, this process begins with applying for Probate.

Where there is no valid Will, the deceased’s closest next-of-kin can finalise the estate. This process may involve applying for Letters of Administration.

PROBATE

  • There is a valid Will
  • Executor(s) named in the Will apply for the Grant
  • Executor(s) administer and finalise the estate
  • Property and Assets in the estate are distributed to those entitled under the Will

LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION

  • No valid Will
  • Closest next-of-kin applies for the Grant
  • Next-of-kin administers and finalises estate
  • Property and Assets distributed according to the laws of intestacy
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QUESTIONS?

Probate is a legal process where the Supreme Court certifies that:

  1. A Will is valid and can be acted upon

  2. The executor(s) named in the Will have the authority to finalise the estate

HOW TO APPLY FOR A GRANT OF PROBATE

There are three ways to apply for a Grant of Probate:

  1. Instruct a solicitor to act on your behalf
  2. Authorise a Trustee Company to act as the executor or administrator
  3. Prepare the Application yourself (without a Solicitor)

SUPREME COURT
OF VICTORIA WEBSITE

“Currently, about 95 percent of applications are filed by solicitors or Trustee Companies, but, in many instances, applying for a grant is often a straightforward procedure.”

You don’t need a solicitor to apply for Probate when the application is straightforward. And in many cases it is. The challenging part, however, is navigating the complicated forms, filling them out correctly and arranging all the necessary documents for lodgement.

That’s where we come in. Probate Consultants do the tricky paperwork and processes for you, without providing the legal advice that “in many instances” you do not need. This allows us to operate as a consultancy rather than a legal practice, which means we don’t charge expensive legal fees.

We provide the same legal outcome as a solicitor, but you pocket the savings.

Call us today on 1300 561 803 for a Free Consultation

HOW MUCH DOES PROBATE COST?

The cost involved in applying for a Grant of Probate depends on:

  1. How you decide to apply
    1. Yourself – with or without the help of Probate Consultants
    2. Solicitor
  2. The total value of the estate (VIC & NSW)

APPLYING YOURSELF

If you were to apply yourself, without engaging a solicitor or using Probate Consultants, you would pay the following:

SOLICITORS

There is no standard cost that solicitors charge for preparing Probate applications. Fees vary from practitioner to practitioner and practice to practice.
When considering a price quote from a Solicitor, ensure the following has been included to avoid any surprises in the final bill:

  1. GST
  2. Costs & Disbursements
    1. Advertisement Fee
    2. Filing Fee
    3. Other

Often lawyers will provide a quote for their professional fee only, excluding any GST or the administrative costs involved.
This can add hundreds of dollars to the final bill.

PROBATE CONSULTANTS

Probate Consultants help you complete your application for Probate, making the process Fast, Affordable & Easy.

We provide a fixed quote that includes all fees and GST. You have complete certainty over the total out-of-pocket cost involved in obtaining Probate from the beginning. No surprises.

Our all-inclusive quote includes:

  • Our fee
  • Advertisement Fee (VIC & NSW)
  • GST
  • Filing Fee
    1. Paid to the Supreme Court when the Application is lodged

WHAT DO YOU NEED IN ORDER TO START A PROBATE APPLICATION?

The following documents are needed in order to apply for Probate:

  • Valid Will
  • Death Certificate
  • Current documents relating to the deceased’s estate:
    1. Property & Assets
    2. Debts & Liabilities

Call 1300 561 803 or fill out the Online Form for a Free Consultation and Quote.

There is no timer and never any obligations. We aim to provide
you with all the information you need to make the right choice for you and your family.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO OBTAIN A GRANT OF PROBATE?

Probate Consultants guarantee the fastest possible turn-around times for your application. These timeframes are longer than usual due to COVID-19.

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