Probate kit (VIC)
Probate kit (VIC)
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 complete and submit an application for probate to the Supreme Court.
✔︎ 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 sample
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.
HOW IT WORKS
- Download and save to your computer
- Complete the documents following the instructions
- Print and sign
- Submit to the Court.
Is a legal notice required to be published?. . .
Yes. You must publish a legal notice online. Our kit includes the wording required for the notice. You must wait 14 days after the notice appears online before submitting your application to the court.
Is an Inventory of Assets and Liabilities required?. . .
Yes. An estimate of the value of the deceased's assets and liabilities will be required to be submitted to the court (our kit includes the Inventory template). An estimate of the value is only needed and formal valuations are not required.
Can I lodge my application by post?. . .
No. In Victoria, probate applications must be lodged in person. You can retain an agent to lodge the application on your behalf.
How much is it to file for probate?. . .
There is a Court fee to lodge a probate application. Where the gross value of the estate is over $1,000 (which is most estates), the current fee is $313.70 (as at July 2016). This is subject to change.