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Australia's probate specialists.

Before you can execute or administer an estate, you need to ensure that you have the appropriate authority. This is done by obtaining a Grant of Representation from the Court.  Bare Law specialises in making this process as easy, and as affordable, as possible.

Affordable, fixed-fee probate services.
No upfront payment.

Bare Law are dedicated estates specialists. Our service is fast-track, affordable and delivered to you in the comfort of your home.

Letters of Administration

Letters of Administration are required when your loved one had no will, or their will was deemed invalid.
$1,899
inc GST
  • Deceased didn't have a Will
  • Family members apply
  • Initial consultation with lawyer
  • Preparation of documents
  • Communication with banks, creditors & beneficiaries
  • Lodgement of court documents
  • Ongoing legal support & advice
  • Price match guarantee
  • *Lodgement fees

Grant of Probate

A Grant of Probate is required if your loved one had valid will.
$1,899
inc GST
  • Deceased created a Will
  • Executors of Will apply
  • Initial consultation with lawyer
  • Preparation of documents
  • Communication with banks, creditors & beneficiaries
  • Lodgement of court documents
  • Ongoing legal support & advice
  • Price match guarantee
  • *Lodgement fees

Why choose Bare Law?

Fast turnaround times.

We know how important it is to receive these documents quickly. We'll lodge your application within 5 days of receiving all of the information and documents we need.

We only get paid when you do.

We don’t charge upfront and only charge our fixed fee when you gain access to the estate assets.

A single, fixed-fee.

Rest assured knowing the price you see, is the price you get. Plus we’ll match any genuine price for delivering a grant of probate.

Meet our team of experienced wills and estates lawyers.

Our team is here to guide you through the deceased estates process.  We specialise in this form of law, and are dedicated to making this as simple and affordable for you as possible.

Need some free guidance?
Schedule a call.

Book a free 15 minute consultation with one of our friendly legal specialists. We'll answer all of your questions and help you determine what is right for your circumstances.

Frequently asked questions.

What if there is no will?

If there is no Will, it is most common that the next of kin of the deceased will apply to the Court for Letters of Administration. The distribution of the estate would then occur in accordance with particular rules of intestacy. The rules of intestacy are a set of rules that determine exactly who will receive a benefit from the estate and in what proportions.

Do I need Probate, or Letters of Administration?

A grant of probate is granted when the deceased held a Will and this Will is submitted to the Court. Letters of Administration are granted when someone passes away without a Will and someone close to the deceased (generally next of kin) applies to become the Administrator of the estate.  If you're not sure what you will require, feel free to give our legal team a call and they'll be happy to give you some no-obligation advice. 

Why do I need Probate or Letters of Administration?

In most cases, without a Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration, the executor will be prevented from accessing and managing the assets of the estate.  Occasionally a smaller estate will not require these documents to access and distribute the estate’s assets, but this is uncommon. We can help you understand whether, based on the size and type of assets in the estate, you will require either of these documents.  

What is Probate and Letters of Administration?

Probate (where there is a will), or Letters of Administration (where there isn't a will) is the approval granted to an executor of a Will by the Supreme Court.  Obtaining a Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration means that the Court has formally recognised the authority of the executor to manage the estate of the deceased.

How long does Probate take?

Obtaining a grant of probate (or letters of administration) is not the whole estate administration process. Before obtaining a grant of probate (or letters of administration) the death certificate must be obtained and information must be collected from any asset holders. An application for the grant can then be made and, when the grant is made by the Court, asset collection and distribution can be completed.

The estate administration can take between 6 – 12 months, this is generally impacted by the type of assets that need to be dealt with. For example, if property needs to be sold this can be a longer process to complete.

Who pays for the funeral expenses?

Funeral expenses are considered an estate expense, this means that the deceased’s bank accounts can be used to pay for the funeral expenses. However, if any other person pays for the funeral expenses, they are entitled to be reimbursed for these expenses from the estate.

What if I already have a family lawyer?

Before engaging with your family lawyer, it's worthwhile comparing their fees with our fees.  It's just as quick and easy for Bare to arrange a Grant of Probate as your family and, more often than not, our fees are lower.  If you have any questions about this, feel free to call our lawyers for no-obligation advice.  

Learn more in our Resource Centre.

If you’ve got a question, we have the answer. If you’re feeling overwhelmed with unfamiliar feelings, we’re here to help you through it. Our Resource Centre shows plenty of ways forward.

Do you need a grant of probate?

Take this 2 minute questionnaire to determine if you are likely to require a grant of probate.