The person(s) who intend to apply for a Grant must advertise their intention to do so for a period of fourteen days, on the Supreme Court website. At the end of this fourteen day period, an application for a Grant can then be submitted to the Supreme Court via their electronic filing system, RedCrest Probate.
If the Court is satisfied with the application, a Grant of Probate may be issued to the applicant as early as one week after the application has been lodged - applications for Letters of Administration can be returned even faster due to there being no Will to assess. If the Court is not satisfied with the application, or requires further information to assess the application, a requisition will be sent to the applicant with further requirements or questions. Once the Court is satisfied, then a Grant of Representation will be issued electronically to the applicant.
Read our previous article for further information on whether you need to obtain a Grant of Representation.
How can Sharrock Pitman Legal help?
If you require assistance with this process or require more information, our Wills and Estates team would be more than happy to help. Please get in touch with our team on 1300 205 506 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The information contained in this article is intended to be of a general nature only and should not be relied upon as legal advice. Any legal matters should be discussed specifically with one of our lawyers.
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