Grant of Probate QLD

If you’re named Executor of a Will, you may need to apply for a Grant of Probate QLD. Probate officially recognises a person’s authority to administer the Estate of the deceased.

In QLD, there’s no requirement that the executor requires a lawyer to obtain the Grant of Probate. However, it can be a technical and tricky process, so it’s worth hiring an experienced professional to guide you through it.

ORG Solicitors has been helping Queenslanders obtain their Grant of Probate since 1928. We are well-versed in Estate Law and offer practical and personalised legal support from start to finish. Our trusted team can:

  • Confirm if you need to apply for a Grant of Probate
  • Apply for Grant of Probate on your behalf
  • Navigate what can often be a highly complex process
  • Ensure you meet all application deadlines and requirements
  • Help you understand your rights and responsibilities as a executor
  • Assist with the process to relieve you of the burden of applying for probate

What is Probate & do I need it?

Need to apply for a Grant of Probate?

We’re here to guide and assist you.
$5,500 Fixed Probate application fee. Includes all search, court filing & advertising fees.

    Why choose us to help you apply for a Grant of Probate QLD?

    We understand that legal processes are the last thing you feel like dealing with right now. You can lean on O’Connor, Ruddy & Garrett and our experienced team of probate lawyers Brisbane to handle these matters on your behalf.

    Compassionate & Caring

    From our many years of experience, we know how to be a shoulder to lean on. We can bring a measure of relief to the Probate process and handle the legal complexities on your behalf.

    Represented By Professionals

    We have proudly helped many Queenslanders apply for and obtain their Grant of Probate since 1928. You can rely on us to provide practical, accurate and cost-effective advice.

    Personalised & Transparent Legal Support

    Once we assess your situation, our Probate lawyers will take the time to explain the application process as tailored to your case and keep you in the loop every step of the way.

    What is a Grant of Probate QLD?

    At O’Connor, Ruddy & Garrett, some of the most common questions we receive relate to Probate. Specifically, ‘What is a grant of Probate in QLD?’ and ‘Do I need to get a Probate?’?

    Probate is an order of the Supreme Court of Queensland that validates a deceased person’s Will. This process involves identifying the executor of the Will (those responsible for distributing the Will). Three types of Probate exist in QLD:

    • Grant of Probate – when a valid Will exists, and the executor/s named in the Will can carry out the terms themselves.
    • Grant of letters of administration of the Will – a valid Will exists, but someone other than the named executor/s is handling the process (i.e. the named executor has died or cannot distribute the Will).
    • Grant of letters of administration without a Will – no valid Will exists. This event is known as dying intestate.

    After obtaining Probate, the executor has a 12-month window to conclude the administration of the deceased’s estate. Failure to do so within this period could result in the executor being responsible for paying interest on any outstanding entitlements of the estate.

    ORG Solicitors can assess your situation and confirm if you need to apply for a Grant of Probate. We provide full disclosure, as we believe clearing up doubts in your mind empowers you to obtain what you rightfully deserve.

    Some cases where Probate is not required

    Unsure whether or not you need to apply for a Grant of Probate? Let us help save you time.

    Probate is usually required for assets owned solely by the deceased and has substantial value. If the assets were shared, they could automatically pass to the surviving co-owner without obtaining Probate. However, what is considered ‘substantial’ value, depends on the individuals and organisations that the Estate needs to deal with.

    Here are some examples of when Probate is not required:

    1. If the cash amount in the deceased’s bank account is very limited
    2. When there is real property that needs to be transferred to a beneficiary
    3. When there is real property to be sold

    For more information, please reach out to our friendly Probate lawyers today.

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    The Process of obtaining a Grant of Probate QLD

    Intention to apply

    Advertise your intention to apply to the QLD Law Reporter. Contact our experienced legal team to begin this process. Our Probate lawyers will support you every step of the way.

    Wait 14 days

    Wait 14 days after your notice appears in the Queensland Law Reporter for people to object to the grant being made. Someone who does not agree to the grant being made can lodge a caveat (objection) if they have evidence. The court won't finalise the Grant of Probate until the claim is resolved.

    Notify the public trustee

    An executor is required to notify of their intention to apply for probate of a will.

    Prepare your court documents

    Discuss which documents you need with our highly experienced team. We will guide and assist you in preparing and submitting these documents.

    File the Grant of Probate

    Once we confirm everything is in order, it’s time to file your application to the Supreme Court in person or by post, ideally nearest the deceased person's residence.

    Gain clarity & peace of mind with our FREE initial consultation

    Ready to get started? Submit an enquiry form online or call 07 3221 9722 to organise a FREE initial consultation and non-obligatory quote. As a smaller, personalised law firm, ORG Solicitors takes the time to understand your situation. We offer unwavering support and guidance to simplify the Grant of Probate process.