To be authorised to administer the estate the executor must obtain a legal document called a grant of probate. Probate is the process of proving the Will. To prove the Will, your lawyer will lodge the original Will, death certificate, affidavit signed by the executor, a statement of assets and liabilities if the deceased, motion paper and other court documents with the Supreme Court of Western Australia.
The probate registry at the Supreme Court will check the application and if everything is satisfactory, the registrar will make the order for Probate. It usually takes 3-4 weeks to process the application before the grant of probate is posted by mail to your lawyer. We can prepare the probate application in 24 hours after receiving complete set of instructions from the executor. Sometimes the application cannot be finalised quickly because of delays with collating information about the assets and liabilities of the deceased. Call us on 04211 45637 for a free no obligation advice.
Fixed fee probate application