Deceased Estates: Grant of Probate and Estate Administration

What is a Grant of Probate?

A Grant of Probate is a legal document which authorises a person, the executor, to manage the personally held estate of a deceased person in accordance with the terms provided in that person’s Will.

A Grant of Probate is not always required and will depend on the nature, quantum and location of the deceased’s assets.  If you are an executor, please contact us and we can let you know if a Grant of Probate is required.  In addition, we can send you our iWills Estate Grants Fact Finder to help you work out what you need in order to prepare a Probate application.

What is a Grant of Letters of Administration?

It is a legal document issued by the Court which enables a professional trustee company, or person, to manage and distribute the deceased’s personally held assets, in circumstances where the executor/s named in the Will are not in a position to obtain a grant of probate of that document, or alternatively, the person died without leaving a valid Will.

In addition, we can send you our iWills Estate Grants Fact Finder to help you work out what you need in order to prepare a Letters of Administration application.

Our Services

We can help you to:

  • Apply for Grants of Probate and/or Letters of Administration across Australia;
  • Assist and support executors with all or some aspects of administration of estate assets and corporate structures;
  • Apply for reseals of foreign Grants of Probate in various jurisdictions of Australia;
  • Provide advice to executors or trustees in respect of any aspect of a deceased estate;

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