A Grant of Probate is a legal document from the Supreme Court of New South Wales that authorises an Executor to manage the estate of a deceased person in accordance with the wishes that are expressed in that person’s Will.

Making an application for a Grant of Probate in the Supreme Court of New South Wales can quickly become cumbersome for family members of the deceased because of the requirements, paperwork and steps involved in the legal process. We understand that this may become especially difficult where the family member is grieving their loved one whilst trying to do all of the tasks to manage the estate. The Wills & Estates Team at Coutts Lawyers & Conveyancers makes this process simple by removing the guesswork and assisting you to complete the legal process of obtaining a Grant of Probate.

Frequently Asked Questions

The person or persons named in the Will as the Executors are responsible for applying for a Grant of Probate. If the first named Executor has passed away or is unable to act as the Executor because they are unwell, then the person named as the substitute or alternate Executor will be able to make the application.

An application for a Grant of Probate should be filed with the Supreme Court of New South Wales within six (6) months of the date of death.

The administration of the estate should be finalised and distributed to the beneficiaries within twelve (12) months from the date of death.

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