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Grants of Probate and
Letters of Administration QLD

Grants of Probate

The purpose of a Will is to provide your Executor with the written legal authority to distribute your estate assets following your death. Occasionally, this authority alone may not suffice. In such cases, it might be necessary to apply to the Supreme Court of Queensland for a grant of probate.

A grant of probate may be required for tasks such as transferring real estate interests or when financial institutions hold substantial sums in a bank account. This grant is a legal procedure that confirms the validity of a Will. Once issued, it serves as proof of the Will and empowers the Executors to fulfill the wishes of the Will maker.

Letters of Administration

Applying for letters of administration is a process akin to obtaining a grant of probate, but it applies in instances where a person passes away without leaving a Will, a situation known as dying ‘intestate.’ In the absence of a Will that names an Executor, it becomes necessary to establish that you are the most appropriate individual to apply for letters of administration.

This role typically falls to a spouse, child, or the closest relative or friend, particularly in cases where there are no surviving spouses or children. Once issued, the letters of administration authorise the administrator to manage the estate assets like that granted by a Will or a grant of probate.

For additional information regarding estate administration, executor’s guides, or probate matters, please feel free to contact us.

The burden of dealing with the loss of a loved one can be difficult to deal with, but managing their estate is made easier with the help of our experienced team of probate lawyers.  The Legal House can draft your application for a grant of letters of administration in QLD and help the estate’s legal personal representative through the probate process. 

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garry podesta
21 January 2024
My sister and I were recommended by a friend in the legal fraternity to seek the services of The Legal House after the passing of our dear mother. Mum passed in April and her estate was a little complex as she had made her will in NSW and she passed away in QLD. Nick Harrison was there to take on the process and made everything very easy for us to be able to finalize mum's estate. It has been a very pleasing to meet with Nick on several occasions and was always very informative and trouble free, i would highly recommend the services of The Legal House to anyone in need of legal advice or help. Thanks, Garry.
Lesley Podesta
16 January 2024
In a distressing time, Nick has been a thoughtful and reassuring presence as we finalised Mum’s estate. He has been patient, considerate and completely professional. We have been delighted with his service - queries answered promptly and sensitively and great advice along the way. Would happily recommend him and his team.
Greg Aubort
19 December 2023
I can’t recommend Nick highly enough in terms of quality no-nonsense legal representation that cut through the grey and delivered results. The confidence that comes with an experienced lawyer is invaluable at critical times. Thankyou for your extreme professionalism, not only managing my situation from start to finish but also keeping momentum from both sides. Highly appreciated and highly recommended legal services.
Lesley Constandi
14 December 2023
We engaged The Legal House, in particular Nick Harrison, to sort out our wills and EPOAs. We had not made wills in the past and we had some complex issues, in our opinion, re inheritors. Nick made us comfortable from the start. Our initial correspondence was done via email, but once the nitty gritty had been worked out, we visited him in his rooms. Everything was done according to our wishes. Nick explained some legalities that we were unaware of, having not done this before, and helped us to arrive at the best solution, given our situation. We are extremely grateful and delighted with the outcome.
John Nalder
9 October 2023
Thanks to Nick and his team for a job well done, very knowledgeable and friendly, with great communication. Thanks again mate
Kate Osborne
18 September 2023
I recommended a friend and Nick was fantastic. He is responsive to the needs of both parties and went above and beyond in helping to resolve this issue with compassion and empathy.
David Einam
18 August 2023
Nick sorted out our issues promptly and at a reasonable cost
Logan O'Leary
15 August 2023
Nick Harrison was extremely good to work with, all questions I had were responded to very fast and easy to understand, any advise I needed he took the time and care to answer specific to my situation. He got the exact result I wanted, I will be referring Nick and The Legal House in the future. Thanks again for everything Nick, you were a great help, much appreciated.
hayley rubins
14 August 2023
I highly recommend Nick Harrison for his excellent service in all family matters. My case was very complicated and through it all Nick showed professionalism and was very efficient in his practice. He also showed compassion and understanding. Separations are not an easy thing to go through. Having an experienced expert to support you for each circumstance throughout the proceedings makes a big difference in managing your stress. I felt very fortunate to have his reliable advice and support during a difficult time.

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