Probate kit (VIC)
Probate kit (VIC)
The Quick Laws DIY probate kit explains how to handle a simple probate application in the Courts, without a lawyer. Includes all the latest laws, processes, forms and court procedures.
✔︎ Supreme Court probate forms (Word)
✔︎ Easy to edit and complete templates
✔︎ Wording for common issues
✔︎ Step-by-step instruction booklet (PDF)
✔︎ Simple explanation of the law
✔︎ Completed example
DOES NOT INCLUDE COURT FEES
ABOUT THIS KIT
If you have been named as an Executor of a someone's Will and that person passes away, then you may have to obtain a Grant of Probate before you can deal with their assets.
Use this kit to get everything you need to quickly and easily complete and submit an application for probate to the Supreme Court in Victoria.
WHAT'S IN THIS KIT?
This kit includes all the Supreme court accepted and easy to complete forms required to obtain a grant of probate in Victoria.
Probate kit - Word templates - easy to edit, simple to complete fields with instructions
All the accepted and up-to-date Supreme Court forms that you need to apply for probate of a Will.
Step-by-Step Instruction Guide - PDF Booklet
A simple to follow guide to handling probate, written in plain language by an expert Lawyer.
WHAT ISSUES ARE COVERED?
The information guide contained in the kit covers some of the following issues:
When all the Executors of the Will are not applying
Multiple Executors applying
Explaining different names or changes to addresses
Issues with Executors
Issues with the Will
When the deceased married or divorced after making the Will.
DIY PROBATE - HOW IT WORKS
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What is probate?. . .
Probate is the authority given by the Court that allows an Executor of a Will to deal with a deceased's assets. Probate is not always but is usually required. There is no law that says an Executor has to get probate. However, most institutions need this before they can allow someone to deal with the property of a deceased person. If property is held in joint names, then probate is not required as title automatically passes to one owner if the other owner dies.
How do I get probate?. . .
The Executors need to submit an 'Application for Probate,' together with the original Will to the Court.
What are my legal duties as an Executor? . . .
Amongst other things, like arranging the funeral, you will need to get probate before you can manage the deceased's estate, such as accessing bank accounts or transferring property. You need to carry out the deceased's wishes as set out in the Will as soon as possible.
Can I get Probate if I am not the Executor named in the Will? . . .
No. You must be one of the Executor(s) named in a valid Will to get Probate. If you are not one of the Executor(s) but you are the closest living relative, you may still be able to obtain an authority to manage the estate. This type of authority is called a grant of Letters of Administration.
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