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What is Probate?

Probate is the formal process where an application is made by the Executor appointed by the Will to have the Will verified by the Court.

When is Probate required?

If the assets in the estate are over the Prescribed Amount (currently $15,000). Probate of an estate is also required where the deceased owned a property, either just in their name or with another person as tenants in common.

I have been appointed as Executor, how do I apply for Probate?

An application for Probate involves preparing legal documents which are drafted by a solicitor. This is where we can help.

If you have been advised that Probate of the estate is required, contact one of our team to get the process underway. Our team are experienced in Probate applications and the High Court requirements which must be strictly followed. The documents must be on the prescribed form as required by the High Court Rules.


How do I know if the deceased left a Will?

We can contact other law firms the deceased may have instructed in the past or arrange for an advertisement to be published to other firms and make these enquiries for you. Prior to making an application to the High Court for Probate you should ensure that you have the latest Will of the deceased.

If the deceased did not leave a Will, the process of applying to the Court is Letters of Administration. Please refer to this page for more information.

If you have been advised Probate of the estate is required, get in touch with one of our team

We will talk you through the process including timeframes and cost. We are here to answer any questions you may have. We will prepare the High Court documents quickly and efficiently to have the Court Order issued as quickly as possible.