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Probate and Letters of Administration

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Lawyers for Wills and Probate

Kingsford Lawyers have a team of experienced estate lawyers on hand and ready to answer all your questions. Our friendly estate lawyers are here to guide you through this difficult time and ensure you are well-informed during the proceedings. We can assist with Probate applications to the Supreme Court. A grant of Probate needs to be applied for and granted to ensure organisations such as financial institutions will release assets being held.

We can provide guidance and advice in the following processes:

Probate is the Supreme Court’s recognition that a will is legally valid. While it isn’t always a requirement for estate administration especially in smaller estates, there are instances where it may be required. For example, organisations such as banks and shares registries may need to sight a grant before releasing estate assets.

Probate is the court’s official recognition that:

A grant of Probate may not be required if:

Types of grants include:

Before probate is granted, a court must be satisfied that it is being sought by the appropriate person – that is, the person who is recognised as the personal representative of the estate.
When a person dies without a legal Will, the law will determine who receives the estate. When this occurs there is a process to appoint an appropriate person to administer the estate and distribute the assets, this is known as Letters of Administration which need to be an application made to the Supreme Court.

A grant of Probate needs to be applied for and granted to ensure organisations such as financial institutions will release assets being held

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