Probate & Letters of Administration
Grant of Probate & Letter of Administration
When a loved one passes on, our team of experienced estate lawyers help families to take care of the deceased’s affairs. A grant of probate or letter of administration is needed by the survivors to have the power and authority to administer the deceased’s estate.
IRB Law has helped hundreds of clients through the process, ensuring they unlock the assets belonging to the deceased, and distribute them to the lawful beneficiaries. We offer extremely competitive pricing for both grant of probate and letters of administration.
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Grant of Probate – From $990
Letter of Administration – From $990
Grant of Probate or Letter of Administration?
Grant of Probate
When a person passes away and leaves behind a valid will, you would need to submit a grant of probate, allowing the executor named in the will to distribute assets in accordance with the will.
Letter of Administration
When a person passes away without leaving behind a valid will, the next of kin can make an application for letters of administration. The person appointed as the administrator can then distribute the estate’s assets.
Frequently Asked Questions
Not sure about the process or timelines of the grant of probate or letters of administration? Check out our FAQs or head over to the learning centre to find out more.
Do I really need a lawyer?
There is a significant volume of documents to be collated, and forms to be completed and submitted. It is highly advisable to hire a law firm with experience in this area to lessen the burden and ensure a successful application.
How long does the Letter of Administration process take?
Once the lawyer has filed the necessary court documents, it should take around4-6 weeks to extract the Letters of Administration.
How long does a Grant of Probate take?
For those who engage a lawyer to handle the application for Grant of Probate, it will usually be ready in about 4-6 weeks after the lawyer has filed all the necessary documents.
This assumes it is not contentious.
What is an Executor and what do they do?
An executor is a person appointed by the deceased to manage their estate after they have passed away. The executor shall apply to the court for a Grant of Probate in order to administer and distribute the deceased’s assets to the beneficiaries specified in the will.
If no valid will is available then the court will appoint a person who is suitable to manage the deceased’s estate, usually following the Intestate Succession Act. In this scenario, you would apply for a Grant of Letters of Administration rather than a Grant of Probate.
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