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Are you an Executor of a Will who needs advice on how to – or you’re unsure if you need to – submit a Probate application?
At Norwest Family Law, we can help you determine if you need to apply for a Grant of Probate, complete and submit the application on your behalf, and help you manage the estate once you’ve been approved.
This way, you will save time and hassle on doing it yourself, and greatly improve your chances of the application being successful.
What is a Grant of Probate?
A Grant of Probate is a legal document that confirms:
Once your Probate application is approved, you have the legal authority to administer the Will.
Why is a Grant of Probate Important?
As an executor, it is your responsibility to administer the estate, and ensure the division of assets and finances is carried out in accordance with the terms of the Will.
To do this, you must liaison with a number of institutions such as banks, insurance companies, and superannuation providers.
In most cases, they will need proof you have the legal authority to administer the estate, before they can transfer funds and assets into your possession. That’s exactly where the Grant of Probate comes in.
To apply for a Grant of Probate, you must submit an application to the Supreme Court. There are certain steps to take and criteria you must meet during the application process.
For starters, you need to advertise your intention to apply. Secondly, you must provide the correct supporting documents (including summary of the estate, your intention to apply, the ‘executor’s affidavit’, the original Will, and a certified copy of the deceased’s death certificate).
Finally, you need to complete and submit the required forms. Keep in mind you cannot submit the application online. You must print out the documents and submit them in-person at the Probate Office.
Save time and effort by having Norwest Family Law do the legwork for you. To get started, contact us today.
For a free, no-obligation chat, get in touch with Norwest Family Law today. It costs you absolutely nothing for advice on Probates and Letters of Administration. We’ll help you take the next positive step.
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