Probate in Victoria

Granting of Probate in Victoria

During a distressing time when a loved one has passed away we are here to help you. With over 35 years of experience, Hymans Solicitors has the expertise to assist you to in all aspects of a deceased estate. You have to deal with the Will of the deceased or the lack of one, navigate and liaise with various entities such as banks, superannuation funds and share registries, make payments to the creditors of the deceased and distribute the assets to the beneficiaries. You may have to consider whether it is likely that a claim could be made against the assets of the deceased estate.

Depending on the circumstances of your case, we are able to assist you to apply and obtain one of the following grants from the Supreme Court of Victoria:-

• Grant of Probate
The grant of probate is issued by the Court when the deceased leaves a valid Will at the time of death that nominates a person or persons as executor or executors of the Will.

• Grant of Letters of Administration
When the deceased did not leave a valid Will at the time of death, the Court may grant Letters of Administration to a suitable beneficiary of the deceased estate, thereby enabling the beneficiary to administer the deceased estate.

• Part IV Claim
When an applicant has been left out of the will and the deceased had a moral obligation or the provision for the applicant in the Will is inadequate. We can provide expert representation.

At each step of the process, we aim to provide you with clear information about the legal process and practical advice on the options available. This will assist you to take the best course of action to obtain a grant of probate or letters of administration and thereafter to properly distribute and wind up the estate in a cost effective manner.

WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR LEGAL COSTS? An executor can generally have the legal costs of probate or letters of administration paid from the assets of the estate. Our probate Solicitors are available to discuss your circumstances and assist you with managing any costs that apply.


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