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When a person passes away, they generally leave behind a range of assets such as property or bank accounts, and sometimes debts or outstanding accounts. These form part of the person’s “estate” and must be managed and administered by the appointed Executor.
This can involve:
- Paying off any debts
- Collating assets
- Distributing the assets and final messages as per the Will
This process begins with applying for a Grant of Probate - a legal process that validates the deceased’s final Will and is completed by the Executor.
Probate or Letters of Administration?
- A valid legal Will exists
- The Executor named in the Will applies for a Grant of Probate
- The Executor finalises the estate and distributes assets to beneficiaries named in the Will
Letters of Administration
- No legal Will
- The closest Next of Kin applies for a Grant of Letters of Administration
- The Next-of-kin finalises the estate and distributes the assets according to the laws of intestacy for the state or territory
How to apply for a Grant of Probate
- Engage the services of a solicitor or firm to act on your behalf
- Authorise a Trust company to act as the Executor of the Will
- Prepare and complete the application yourself (without any assistance)
You don’t need a lawyer or solicitor to apply for a Grant of Probate, but it can make the process a lot simpler. The most challenging part of applying for a Grant of Probate can be navigating the legal process and completing the complicatied paperwork and navigating through the during what can be an emotional time.
At Probate Australia, we can do the complex paperwork and guide you through the process of applying for a Grant of Probate. Our experienced team can provide you with an exact quote, without the extra frills and unnecessary processes that many expensive legal firms will charge.
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