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Probate Consultants is the simplest and most cost-effective way for Victorian families to access expert guidance and specialist advice on applications for Probate in VIC and Letters of Administration in VIC. We simplify all the legal jargon into easy-to-understand “plain-English” while getting the same outcome as a Probate Lawyer in Victoria without the excessive legal fees.

This client-centric approach is needed now more than ever as Probate has gone digital in Victoria with the launch of the Supreme Court’s online system RedCrest-Probate. Not only has the application process changed significantly, but all Grants of Probate and Letters of Administration are now electronic. With so much change in this area of law, having an expert Probate Consultant guide you every step of the way provides the peace of mind you are looking for.

At Probate Consultants, we understand that having to deal with legal complexities so soon after the loss of a loved one can be taxing. We make it easy for you to get a Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration and are here to guide you through the entire process successfully.

Applying for Probate and Letters of Administration in Victoria

In general, applying for Probate in VIC and Letters of Administration in VIC involves the following steps:

Step 1

Advertising your intention to apply.

Step 2

Drafting the Application.

Step 3

Preparing all supporting documents (‘Exhibits’).

Step 4

Lodging the application on RedCrest- Probate (This can only be done once the advertisement has been published for 14 clear days).

This process can be daunting for many people, especially considering the strict requirements of the Supreme Court of Victoria and the mental effort involved. Probate Consultants provide a simple and straightforward way of applying for Probate and Letters of Administration in VIC. We want expert advice to be accessible to all Victorians without feelings of being on a timer or fears about “what is this costing me?”

Probate Applications in VIC consist of the following documents:

  • Originating Motion
  • Advertisement
  • Affidavit of Executor
  • Exhibit ‘A’ – Certified copy of Death Registration
  • Exhibit ‘B’ – Original Will with Exhibit Note
  • Exhibit ‘C’ – Inventory of Assets and Liabilities
  • Any Supplementary Affidavits or Documents

Probate applications in VIC are lodged electronically on RedCrest – Probate. Applications can be lodged once 14 days have passed since the publication of the Advertisement.

Probate in VIC is usually granted in 18 – 30 days. If, however, there is an issue with the application, the Court will raise a requisition that must be answered before the Grant of Probate is issued.

If you are looking for assistance with applying for Probate in Victoria, or would like some information about the application process, book in a Free Consultation via telephone or video call. There are no timers and never any obligations.

Fast, Affordable & Easy – why choose Probate Consultants in VIC?

Probate Consultants was founded in Victoria and is now Australia’s highest-rated Probate service. We offer all Victorians friendly yet professional support and expert advice with applications for Probate and Letters of Administration – without needing to pay excessive legal fees.

We understand the emotions, challenges and difficulties faced when a loved one has passed away. The last thing you want to experience is an overly-complicated, inconvenient and rigid application process.

It’s for this very reason that we strive to provide a streamlined, innovative, and hassle-free approach to Applications for Probate in VIC and Letters of Administration in VIC, in contrast to the overly-legalistic, sometimes perplexing, and often costly process when dealing with Probate Lawyers in Melbourne.

This is not to say there aren’t amazing and client-focused Probate lawyers in Melbourne – our co-founder, Thomas Torcello, is a lawyer (non-practising) himself. Thomas realised that operating as Probate Consultants, rather than a typical law firm, allowed us to offer our clients a truly personal and one-to-one service, whilst delivering the same outcome.

Thomas understood first-hand the challenges people in Melbourne face when required to apply for Probate and Letters of Administration when his Grandfather passed away. He was profoundly affected at seeing his grandmother struggle with high fees, lack of transparency and a jargon-heavy process. It is with this deeply-involved personal experience, the lessons learned, and a desire to provide a simple, client-friendly and cost-effective alternative to Probate Lawyers in Melbourne that gave birth to the vision of Probate Consultants and the values upon which the business is founded.

The Probate Consultants difference –
Why we are the #1 Probate service in VIC

Call us now on 1300 561 803 for a Free Consultation. Alternatively, fill in our Form to arrange a call-back or video chat at a time that works best for you.

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.