Do-it-yourself Probate

When a person draws up a will, they need to appoint someone to administer their estate when they die.  This person is known as the executor.  The executor is responsible for carrying out the terms of the will.  The executor will sometimes need to apply for probate.  Probate means the official recognition that a will is legally valid.  The application is made to the Probate Registry of the Supreme Court for a “Grant of Probate”.  The grant is a document certifying that the Supreme Court recognises the authority of the executor(s) to deal with the estate.  This will enable the executor to collect the assets and pay any debts of the deceased person and then to distribute the estate as directed by the will.

If you have been appointed as an executor, the AussieLegal Handling Probate Kit will assist you to obtain a Grant of Probate and so enable you to collect the assets of a deceased person and then to distribute them according to the will.


The Kit will allow an application for probate in uncomplicated estates to be prepared personally by the appointed executor, thus saving thousands of dollars in legal fees.  It contains the following:

  • a summary of the legal requirements for obtaining probate;
  • an explanation of the rights and responsibilities of an executor;
  • a detailed guide to the necessary steps to follow to obtain probate;
  • sample letters to send to the financial institutions where assets are held;
  • sample documents to demonstrate how the application should be completed; and
  • copies of the necessary forms for completion.

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AussieLegal also has available the Handling Probate PLUS service where they will do all the hard work and prepare the application to the Supreme Court on your behalf.

Benefits of the Probate Plus Service:

  • Save time - this is the fastest way to get your Grant of Probate;
  • Save thousands in legal fees; and 
  • The price is fixed - no surprises;

This service includes:

  • a review of supporting documentation;
  • the preparation of all probate application forms; and
  • answers to any questions or requisitions from the Supreme Court.

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