DECEASED ESTATES

PROBATE OR LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION OF A DECEASED ESTATE

A standard Probate application is fixed at $1250 plus GST and disbursements. Standard application for Letters of Administration (no will) are $1350 plus GST and disbursements.  This covers all usual steps to obtain a Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration from the Supreme Court.

You are welcome to call me to discuss whether your Application is ‘standard’.   For example, a deceased older person with a couple of bank accounts, perhaps some Telstra and Bunnings shares, plus a nursing home bond or a house is normally a ‘standard’ application.  Estate administration can be complex, so I suggest a preliminary telephone discussion with me to work out if there are any issues that might take you outside ‘standard’.

Additional legal work outside the standard work required will be billed at $295 plus GST per hour.

My retainer can end after I provide you with a Grant of probate or Letters of Administration. This leaves you to collect the assets and distribute them to beneficiaries in accordance with the Will.

Or, you can ask me to complete administrative work in the estate (see deceased estates tab for more information).

 

Administrative work is charged at my ordinary hourly rate of $250 per hour plus GST.