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Our probate lawyers have years of experience advising estate executors and beneficiaries as they settle and distribute a deceased person’s estate as per their Will.

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When someone passes away leaving a valid Will, the executor or executors appointed in the Will must obtain a Grant of Probate to administer the deceased’s estate.

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What is a Grant of Probate?

A Grant of Probate is a legal document issued by the Supreme Court, enabling the executor or executors to handle the deceased’s assets. The Grant of Probate is proof that the person named in the Grant is entitled to collect and distribute the estate of the deceased.

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What is the process of obtaining a Grant of Probate?

The first step involves gathering information about the deceased’s property and assets as well as any liabilities to ascertain what the deceased owned at the date of death.

Once all the information is collected, the executor or executors must advertise their intention to apply for a grant of probate and court documents must be prepared and filed with the Supreme Court.

Estate Lawyers can assist with advertising, preparing and filing all documents required for a Grant of Probate.

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What is the executor’s role after the Grant of Probate?

The executor’s duties include paying debts of the estate, realising assets and distributing those assets to the beneficiaries.

Larger estates are often more complex and time-consuming for an executor.

Estate Lawyers are experienced in assisting executors in the execution of their onerous duties.

We make outstanding client service our priority as your probate lawyers

Estate Lawyers prioritises outstanding client service. We try to ensure that our lawyers are responsive and our clients are always informed about the progress of their matter. Whether you need the help of our probate lawyers in Melbourne, we will do whatever we can to guide you through this difficult period.

Contact us today

As skilled and experienced probate lawyers, we would be pleased to answer any questions you have. Give us a call on the details below or send a written enquiry to info@estatelawyers.com.au.

Melbourne:        (03) 9088 3185

For more information, please listen to our Podcast on Grants of Representation.