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What is probate?

If you have been appointed executor of a will you may need to apply for a grant of probate.

Probate is the process of proving a deceased person’s Will in the Supreme Court.

If you have lost a loved one and unsure what to do next, Formbys Lawyers can help you in this difficult time.

Some examples where you are likely to require a grant of probate include, if the deceased held:

  • assets (such as bank accounts, shares, real estate) solely in their name
  • real estate as tenants in common with another party.

Each individual situation is different and it is not always the case you need Probate.

For example you may not require a grant of probate if:

  • the deceased held real estate as a joint tenant (eg jointly with a spouse). In this case the title can be transferred by way of survivorship.
  • bank accounts were jointly held.

Call Formbys Lawyers today to discuss your individual circumstance 08 9354 0300 or email Harry Formby