Fixed-Fee Probate Services

Probate | Letters of Administration on Intestacy

Our fixed-fee packages streamline the process of obtaining the Grant you need.

When a loved one dies

Obtaining a Grant is often the first step needed to administer their estate. A Grant is a Supreme Court-issued document that recognises someone’s authority to administer the estate.

The two main types of non-contested grants are:

  1. Probate (where there is a will and the named executors are willing and able to act); and
  2. Letters of administration on intestacy (where there is no will).

A Grant may be necessary to:

  1. Release funds from a bank or other financial institution;
  2. Release a refundable accommodation deposit;
  3. Protect the executor (if there is a will) or the administrator (if there is no will);
  4. Settle a dispute regarding a will.
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Probate (Will)

$2,000.00**
(including GST, excluding outlays)

Fixed-Fee Estate Administration Advice

For estate administration advice tailored to your estate, we also offer a no obligation fixed-fee initial consultation for $770.00 (including GST).

Intestacy (No Will)

$2,200.00**
(including GST, excluding outlays)

Fixed-Fee Estate Administration Advice

For estate administration advice tailored to your estate, we also offer a no obligation fixed-fee initial consultation for $770.00 (including GST).

Complex Grants

  • Lost wills
  • Informal/unsigned wills
  • Letters of Administration with the will
  • Solemn form grants

If you think you might need to apply for a complex grant, please contact us today to book a no obligation fixed-fee initial consultation for $770.00 (including GST).

Outlays

OUTLAYS (DISBURSEMENTS)

Supreme Court Filing Fee: $793.00

Queensland Law Reporter Advertising Fee for Notice of Intention to Apply: $161.70

Advertising Fee for Creditors Notice: $900.00 (approx.)*

*this is only applicable to Letters of Administration on Intestacy

Extras

Depending on your circumstances, there may be additional documents that need to be filed with the application for a Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration on Intestacy. These may include a renunciation or consent, an affidavit explaining issues with the condition of the will (if there is one), or an affidavit that explains the circumstances of the signing of the will (if there is one). We will let you know if any additional documents are required and our costs for preparing these documents.

 

**Please note that fees incurred for obtaining a Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration are considered estate administration expenses and are paid out of the estate. While the fixed-fee (plus outlays) would need to be paid in advance (as our retainer), once you have been named as the legal personal representative/s in accordance with the Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration, and have gained access to the deceased’s accounts, you will be able to reimburse yourself/ves for this cost.

If you think one of our fixed-fee services might be suitable to you,

phone Schedule a 15-min Initial Call with our Senior Paralegal, or

phone Call us on (07) 3371 0795

The Process

Contact us to book your Initial Call with our Senior Paralegal.

Obtain original documents (including the death certificate and will, if there is one) and provide them to us.

We will advertise your Notice of Intention to Apply for a Grant in the Queensland Law Reporter.

We will prepare the relevant court documents and provide them to you to review.

Sign the court documents.

Once 14-days from the date of advertising have passed, we will file all court documents in the Supreme Court.

Wait for the Grant to issue (which is currently taking about 6 to 8 weeks).

Advertise Creditor’s Notice (only relevant to Letters of Administration on Intestacy).

Your first steps

Complex Grants

Lost wills
Informal/unsigned wills
Administration with the will
Solemn form grants

If you think you might need our help to apply for a complex grant, please contact us today to book a no obligation fixed-fee initial consultation for $770.00 (including GST) to learn more about how we can help you.

Next Steps

Call us today to discuss our fixed-fee services.

Fill out the contact form below to book a 15-minute complimentary Initial Call with our Senior Paralegal regarding your specific circumstances. During this Initial Call, we will be able to answer any queries or concerns and discuss the process for obtaining a Grant. You will then have a clearer understanding of your next steps.

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