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Probate is complicated. We're here to help.

After the death of a loved one, one of the things an executor needs to do is arrange for a grant of probate.  It can be complex, but our expert lawyers can guide you though the process of managing and distributing a person’s assets, and paying any relevant debts after they have died.  Depending on whether the deceased person had a valid Will, either a grant of probate or letters of administration are generally needed to complete the estate administration process

How arranging probate with Bare works.

Free consultation with
our lawyers.

Our lawyers work with you to explain the probate process, get to know your situation and discuss requirements and costs.
1

We prepare and lodge documents.

We take care of the paperwork, ensuring it is all in order, correct and ready for submission to the appropriate court.
2

We file the documents and you’re granted probate.

You will then have authority to deal with the relevant banks and other institutions.
3

Simple probate, simple pricing.

Whether your loved one created a will or not, we have you covered. We make sure the whole process is simple, efficient and at a fraction of the cost of traditional law firms. Our probate and letters of administration services are provided in conjunction with our affiliated law firm, Bare Law Pty Ltd.

Grant of Probate

We prepare the documents and complete lodgement with the Court on your behalf.
$1,299
inc GST
Includes:
  • Deceased created a Will
  • Executors of Will apply
  • Initial consultation with lawyer
  • Preparation of documents
  • Step by Step guide to lodgement
  • Lodgement of court documents
  • Ongoing legal support & advice

Letters of Administration

We prepare the documents and complete lodgement with the Court on your behalf
$1,299
inc GST
Includes:
  • Deceased didn't have a Will
  • Family members apply
  • Initial consultation with lawyer
  • Preparation of documents
  • Lodgement of court documents
  • Ongoing legal support & advice

Meet our Wills & Estates Lawyers and Experts.

Our team of experts are here to support you through the entire process, or by simply answering any questions you have.

Why are Australians choosing Bare wills & estates.

Affordable fixed fees.

Our fees are some of the lowest in Australia, and are entirely fixed. You know what you’re getting and what price you’re going to pay.

Trusted lawyers and specialists.

We have a team of Wills & Estates lawyers and specialists dedicated to providing the highest quality service.

Proven track record.

We’ve proudly served thousands of Australian families, with some of the best customer satisfaction scores in Australia.  

“At a time when you need the greatest support, these guys are the best.”

Phillip, Bare customer

Not sure what you need?

If you’re not sure whether you need legal help, feel free to book no-obligation consultation with one of our lawyers. We’ll be able to assess your situation and point you in the right direction.

Frequently asked questions.

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 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.

Discover everything you need to know
at 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.