Probate involves establishing the legal validity of a deceased person's will. A deceased person often leaves behind an 'estate' which consists of that person's property and assets/debts. An estate needs to be distributed, usually by an executor, to the benefeciaries named in the will.
If there is a valid will:
The estate will usually be finalised by the executor.
If there is no valid will:
The deceased's closest next of kin is usually responsible for finalising the estate, and may be appointed administrator of the estate.
What we can do for you:
If you need to apply for probate then Woodlands has the experience and knowledge to help you make sure things are done properly.
You can find us at our Head Branch in Box Hill, Melbourne, located conveniently near Box Hill Shopping Centre.
You can also speak to us at our Notting Hill branch (by appointment only).