Complete Guide to Probate WA 2022

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20/11/2018

Welcome to our Complete Guide to Probate WA. If a loved one has passed away and left a will in Western Australia, 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 Western Australia 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?

If a deceased has passed away without leaving a will, see our Guide to Letters of Administration and Letters of Administration WA.

Probate WA application process

In WA, an application for probate can be filed with the Supreme Court of Western Australia 14 days from the date of the deceased’s death.

Documents required to file for probate WA

Documents required for a probate application in Western Australia include:

  • Motion for a Grant of Probate;
  • Affidavit of Executor with Statement of Assets and Liabilities;
  • Original Will (and any Codicils);
  • original Death Certificate and a copy.

How to file an application for probate WA

The application can be filed with the Central Office of the Supreme Court of Western Australia in person or by post.

More information

You can find more information about probate WA, including forms for application, on the Supreme Court of Western Australia website.

How much does probate cost in WA?

The cost of a grant of probate in Western Australia can include a number of fees, including a court filing fee and the cost of a probate lawyer. For more information see Probate Western Australia Costs – What are the Probate Fees in Western Australia?

How long does probate take in WA?

A grant of probate in WA can take approximately 8 weeks.

How to get probate WA

If you need to apply for a grant of probate in WA, it’s a good idea to get legal advice from an experienced probate professional. Gathered Here offers access to the best probate lawyers in WA at the most affordable rates. Our Fixed Fee Probate Service means a fixed legal fee for your Western Australia probate application which you’ll be told upfront. Get a fixed fee quote now – it’s free and there’s no obligation to proceed.

We hope you’ve found this guide to Probate WA useful. For information about dealing with a deceased’s estate, see our Probate FAQs.

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