Welcome to our Complete Guide to Probate Vic. If a loved one has passed away and left a will in Victoria, then it’s likely a grant of probate will be necessary in order to administer that will and deal with the deceased’s estate.
In brief, probate is the process of having the Supreme Court of Victoria give recognition to the deceased’s will. It is the procedure that is often needed before the executor can begin to collect and distribute the deceased’s assets. For a more detailed discussion on probate see What is Probate?
Probate Vic application process
To apply for a grant of probate in Victoria, you must be over 18 years and named as an executor in the will.
The first step is to publish a notice of your intention to apply for probate on the Victorian Supreme Court’s probate online advertising system. This allows the deceased’s creditors to make a claim on the estate, and also provides an opportunity for other interested parties to file an objection if they believe they have a claim to the estate.
You must then wait at least 14 days, after which you can file your application, together with the required documents, at the Supreme Court of Victoria Probate Office.
Documents required to file for probate Vic
Documents required for a probate application in Victoria include:
- Originating Motion for a Grant of Probate;
- Affidavit of Executor;
- certified copy of Death Certificate;
- original Will (and any Codicils);
- Inventory of Assets and Liabilities;
- Affidavit of Publication of Notice and Searches;
- Order of the Registrar;
How to file an application for probate Vic
An application for probate in Victoria must be filed in person at the Probate Office.
You can find more information about probate Vic, including the forms for application, on the Supreme Court of Victoria website.
How much does probate cost in Victoria?
The cost of a grant of probate in Victoria can include a number of fees, including an advertising fee, a court filing fee and the cost of a probate lawyer. For more information see Probate Victoria Costs – What are the Probate Fees in Victoria?
How long does probate take in Victoria?
The grant of probate will usually be posted to the applicant after 5-10 business days.
How to get probate Vic
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