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Our team of experienced Australian estate lawyers are here to guide you through the process of Probate or Letters of Administration with our fixed-fee offering.

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Probate and Letters of Administration

When a person passes away, their estate must be finalised and distributed - which can be completed via a process of applying for Probate or Letters of Administration.

 
Probate and Letters of Administration

When a person passes away, their estate must be finalised and distributed - which can be completed via a process of applying for Probate or Letters of Administration.

 
Probate

The deceased has a valid and legal Will

The Executor/s named in the Will applies for a Grant of Probate

The Executor/s distributes assets to beneficiaries and finalises the estate

Letters of Administration

The deceased has no legal Will

The Next-of-Kin applies for a Grant of Letters of Administration to finalise the estate

The Next-of-Kin follows the laws of intestacy for the relevant state or territory to finalise and distribute the estate

Why might I need help with Probate or Letters of Administration

Finalising the estate of a deceased individual can be an intensive administrative undertaking which can include tasks such as

  • paying off any debts
  • collating assets and possessions
  • giving notice of the death and advertising for claims against the estate
  • lodging tax returns
  • distributing assets and final messages as per the Will

By engaging the services of a lawyer such as Willed, we can shoulder the administrative burden of applying for a grant of Probate or Letters of Administration on your behalf. In addition, our experienced team can guide you through the process of advertising and completing the application, leaving you time and energy to focus on more important things.

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Why might I need help with Probate or Letters of Administration

Finalising the estate of a deceased individual can be an intensive administrative undertaking which can include tasks such as

  • paying off any debts
  • collating assets and possessions
  • giving notice of the death and advertising for claims against the estate
  • lodging tax returns
  • distributing assets and final messages as per the Will

By engaging the services of a lawyer such as Willed, we can shoulder the administrative burden of applying for a grant of Probate or Letters of Administration on your behalf. In addition, our experienced team can guide you through the process of advertising and completing the application, leaving you time and energy to focus on more important things.

 

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Frequently Asked Questions
How long does it take?

A grant of Probate or Letters of Administration can take between 4 - 12 weeks to be processed by the relevant state or territory court (assuming there are no issues with the documentation or additional claims made against the estate).

Who can apply for a grant?

For a grant of Probate, the executor must complete the application process with the relevant state or territory court.

For Letters of Administration (when there is no legal Will), the next of kin will generally complete this process.

Do I need a Will?

To complete the process of Probate for a deceased estate, the original physical Will must be presented to the court.

If there is no legally valid Will, the estate must be processed through a grant of Letters of Administration.

Who is the next of kin?

Generally, the next of kin is the deceased’s spouse or de facto partner, followed by their parents, then adult children and then adult siblings.

What is the law of intestacy?

The law of intestacy is a formula set by the states and territories to divide an individual's estate who passes away without a Will.