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Applying for Probate in TAS or Letters of Administration in TAS 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 TAS and Letters of Administration applications in TAS can be daunting and many people feel overwhelmed when trying to navigate the various forms and strict procedures of the Supreme Court. Whilst Probate Lawyers in TAS are a great option for complex applications that require legal advice, most applications are straightforward.
Our founders, Thomas and Naomi Torcello built Probate Consultants to expertly focus on straightforward applications for Probate and Letters of Administration, so we are able to cut through much of the red tape, policies and procedures that come with running a legal practice whilst delivering the same outcome as Probate Lawyers in TAS.
Probate Consultants is Australia’s highest rated Probate service because we are the experts at getting Probate and Letters of Administration applications approved in the fastest possible time and making the process easy, efficient and seamless. Don’t take out word for it though. With over 160 5-Star Google reviews, our clients say it all.
If you need to apply for Probate or Letters of Administration in TAS and want a faster, easier and more affordable alternative to solicitors please contact us for a Free Consultation. There are no timers, and never any obligations.
Applying for Probate and Letters of Administration in Tasmania
Applying for Probate in TAS and Letters of Administration in TAS involves the following steps:
This process can be challenging and tedious, which is why we offer a simple and hassle-free way of applying for Probate in TAS and Letters of Administration in TAS for a low Fixed-Fee. We believe that expert guidance should be available to everyone in Tasmania – without the complicated legal jargon and high costs.
Probate Consultants – why we are the #1 Probate service in TAS
Probate Consultants help you complete your application for a Grant of Probate in TAS or Grant of Letters of Administration in TAS with the expertise you would expect from a solicitor but without the excessive legal fees and lengthy turnaround times.
Our co- founder, Thomas Torcello, is an Australian lawyer (non-practising) who realised that operating as Probate Consultants, rather than a traditional law firm, allowed us to offer our clients a bespoke, one-to-one service, whilst delivering the same outcome as Probate Lawyers.
As Australia’s #1 Probate service, we are passionate about helping people get through trying times and will guide you through the application process step-by-step. Our innovative approach was inspired by our own experience in this daunting area of law and is built around the principles of ease, efficiency and affordability.
Fast, Affordable & Easy – why Probate Consultants are the highest rate probate service in Australia
Probate Consultants cater to the needs of each individual client, rather than treating every situation the same. We work around your needs and prioritise your experience throughout the application process.
You will only ever deal with one person at Probate Consultants – your dedicated consultant. They guide you through the entire application process, from initial consultation to the Grant being issued.
With same-day responses to all calls and emails, you will always feel heard, understood and fully informed. And don’t worry, there are no extra charges!
Probate Consultants is the only Probate service in TAS and Letters of Administration service in TAS, that has a 24-hour turnaround for your application. Once your dedicated consultant has the information needed to prepare your application, it is completed in 24-hours.
This industry leading turnaround is the reason we can guarantee that our clients get Probate in TAS and Letters of Administration in TAS in the fastest possible time.
Our stellar client reviews say it all. With over 160 Five-Star Reviews on Google, Probate Consultants is Tasmania’s highest rated Probate and Letters of Administration service.
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Frequently Asked Questions
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.
Probate in TAS is a legal process where the Supreme Court certifies that:
- A person has passed away (the deceased).
- The deceased left a valid Will.
- The executor(s) named in the Will have the authority to administer and finalise the deceased’s estate.
- This includes all property, assets and any debt.
A Grant of Probate in TAS is a legal document issued to the executor(s) of a valid Will by the Supreme Court. It is proof of an executor’s legal right to administer and finalise a deceased person’s estate (deceased estate).
You apply for a Grant of Probate in TAS by lodging a Probate application with the Supreme Court.
The Probate application consists of a number of documents, including affidavits, and can be lodged once the application has been advertised for 14 clear days.
The cost involved in applying for Probate in TAS depends on the way in which you choose to apply. There are 4 main ways to apply for a Grant of Probate in Tasmania:
- Prepare the application yourself.
- Engage Probate Consultants to assist with your application.
- Instruct a lawyer to act on your behalf.
- Authorise a Trustee Company to act as the executor.
If you apply for Probate yourself, without a solicitor or Probate Consultants, the only cost involved is the Filing Fee. This is paid when lodging the application with the Supreme Court of TAS.
The Filing Fee is based on gross value of the estate in TAS:
- $462: Less than $50,000
- $834.90: More than $50,000 but less than $250,000
- $904.20: More than $250,000 but less than $500,000
- $1,138.50: More than $500,000 but less than $1,000,000
- $1,442.10: More than $1,000,000 but less than $2,000,000
- $1,638.45: More than $2,000,000 but less than $5,000,000
- $1,968.45: More than $5,000,000
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:
- Filing Fee
- Costs & Disbursements
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 provide all Australians the same Fixed-Fee regardless of the value of the estate. You have complete certainty over the total out-of-pocket cost involved in obtaining Probate from the beginning – no surprises.
The total cost involved in applying for Probate in TAS includes:
- Our Fixed-Fee: $995 + GST
- Supreme Court Filing Fee
Probate is usually granted in 21 – 28 days in Tasmania.
You can apply for Probate yourself in TAS by:
- Completing a ‘Notice of Intention to Apply for a Grant’ and emailing it to the Probate Registry.
- The Registry will publish the Notice on the Supreme Court of Tasmania website.
- Completing the required forms.
- Lodging the Probate application with the Supreme Court.
Probate is not always required where there is a Will in TAS. Probate is only required when an asset holder (ie Aged Care Facility, Bank, Share Registry etc) will not allow an executor to deal with an asset unless a formal Grant of Probate is produced.
Some asset holders will release an asset without requiring a Grant of Probate. In these cases you will usually need to produce a certified copy of the Death Certificate and Will. You should contact each asset holder to find out whether Probate is required to access the asset.
Probate may also be necessary to perform other duties in relation to finalising a deceased person’s estate, including making contact with the ATO regarding tax returns or dealing with liabilities such as mortgages.
Probate is necessary in TAS when an asset holder (Bank, Super Fund, Aged Care Facility, etc) requests a Grant of Probate before allowing an executor access to a deceased person’s assets.
It may also be required to perform other duties in relation to finalising a deceased person’s estate, including making contact with the ATO regarding tax returns or dealing with liabilities such as mortgages.
You Need A Grant Of Probate In The Following Situations:
- Seeking the refund of an Accommodation Bond (RAD) from an aged care facility.
- Accessing funds in a bank account over a certain value, usually $50,000.
- Dealing with real estate held solely by the deceased, or as tenants in common.
- Accessing shares over a certain value, usually $50,000.
- Dealing with Superannuation that is payable to the estate.
You can determine whether Probate is required in TAS by:
- Contacting asset holders and asking whether they require a Grant of Probate in order for you to deal with the estate.
- If there are minimal assets, you may only need to produce a certified copy of the Will and death certificate.
- Contacting Probate Consultants for a Free Consultation regarding the estate.
Probate is not required in TAS when asset holders will release the deceased person’s assets without the need for a Grant issued by the Supreme Court. There is no legal requirement to obtain a Grant of Probate to administer a deceased estate in TAS.
Please Note: Probate may also be necessary to perform other duties in relation to finalising a deceased person’s estate, including making contact with the ATO regarding tax returns or dealing with liabilities such as mortgages.
When trying to find the Will of a deceased person in Tasmania, the first step is to thoroughly search their home, office, and other places of occupancy. Wills are usually kept with important documents in a safe location.
If the Will was prepared by lawyers, it is very likely being held at the law firm that made the Will, in which case the executor can request for it to be released.
If the Will is not with lawyers, and cannot be found amongst the deceased’s personal effects, executors can check with the following institutions to discover whether the Will has been deposited for safe keeping:
- Bank(s) where the deceased held accounts
- A trustee company like the Public Trustee in TAS
- The Supreme Court
If the original Will cannot be found, executors can still apply for Probate using a copy of the Will. This application is more complex as the Court must be satisfied that sufficient attempts to locate the original Will have been made.
If you are having trouble finding the original Will, call Probate Consultants on 1300 561 803 for a Free Consultation. We are the experts at locating original Wills and making Probate easy.