As we discussed in our Guide to Probate Victoria, Victoria probate fees are usually made up of a number of different costs.
For a more detailed discussion on probate see What is Probate?
Victoria Probate Advertising Fee
The advertising fee is the probate cost that must be paid in Victoria in order to publish a notice of intention to apply for probate. At the time of writing, the fee for advertising was $26, to be paid online with a credit card.
Victoria Probate Filing Fee
A filing fee is payable, the amount of which depends on the value of the Victorian estate assets . At the time of writing, the Victoria probate filing fee was as follows:
|Value of Estate Assets (in Victoria)||Victoria Probate Filing Fee|
|Less than $500,000||$60.70|
|$500,000 – $999,999||$325.10|
|$1,000,000 – $1,999,999||$606.90|
|$2,000,000 – $2,999,999||$1,329.40|
|$3,000,000 or more||$2,051.90|
Fixed Fee Probate Victoria
Another component of the costs of obtaining probate are your probate lawyer’s fees. While professional advice can be very important in ensuring a probate application is done correctly and efficiently, that advice should not come at an exorbitant cost. Gathered Here offers access to the best probate lawyers at the most affordable rates. Our Fixed Fee Probate Service means you’ll be told the legal fee for your probate application before any work is commenced. Get a fixed fee quote now – it’s free and there’s no obligation to proceed.
Other Victoria Probate Fees
Other costs associated with seeking probate in Victoria can include fees for:
- document preparation;
- court notices;
- acquiring the original Death Certificate;
- property valuation/s.
Reimbursement of Probate Costs from the Estate
Remember that probate costs such as the costs of our Fixed Fee Probate Service and the Victoria Supreme Court’s filing fee can be reimbursed from the deceased’s estate once a grant of probate is obtained.
So you’ve got your grant of probate – now what?
Once the Victoria Supreme Court has issued a grant of probate, the executor – or other relevant person – should proceed to administer the deceased’s estate. Estate administration involves winding up the deceased’s affairs, paying their debts, and distributing any remaining assets.
Depending on the size and complexity of the deceased’s estate, administration can be time and resource intensive. It’s common for the executor (or a loved one) to seek the assistance of a lawyer to administer the estate. Gathered Here offers quality, reasonably-priced assistance with your estate administration needs. Get an obligation-free quote now.
We hope you’ve found this guide to Probate Victoria Costs useful. For information about dealing with a deceased’s estate, see our Probate FAQs.
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