Grants of Probate / Letters of Administration
The loss of a family member or friend can be a particularly difficult time, and we aim to make the legal process thereafter as straightforward as possible.
The process of having a Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration extracted is necessary when a person dies leaving assets, either having executed a Will or without a Will, otherwise known as testate or intestate.
Grant of Probate/Letters of Administration – if the deceased made a Will during their lifetime, a Grant of Probate may be extracted through the Probate Office, and if the deceased did not make a Will, an application to extract Letters of Administration may be made. All necessary documentation is submitted to the Probate Office and they will issue a Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration once satisfied that the correct documents have been lodged. Once a Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration are extracted, the Estate can then be administered in accordance with the last Will and Testament of the deceased, or otherwise. Until such time as the Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration are extracted, the Executor/s do not have authority to distribute any funds in the Estate.