Filing for Probate is one of the administrative tasks that must be completed when someone passes away. In this guide, we’ll outline the key costs associated with filing for Probate and who pays for them. For more information about the process of filing for Probate, check out our complete guide to Probate in QLD.
As part of your application process for Probate in Queensland, you are required to advertise your ‘notice of intention’. The fee for advertising (no matter the size of the estate) is $161.70.
To file your application for Probate, you must also pay a set fee to the Supreme Court. The fee for filing your Probate application is $735.60.
When you file for Probate, there can be other costs associated with completing the application process. These can include
- Acquiring the official death certificate
- Obtaining a copy of the original Will
- Costs associated with property or asset valuation or inventory
Another cost to consider is if you (as the executor) would like to engage a consultant or lawyer's services to assist with the application process. These can range significantly in price – if you work with a lawyer or solicitor, they will likely charge by the hour, which can quickly add up. Alternatively, services such as Willed offer a free zero-obligation consultation with a fixed fee rate to complete the application process on your behalf, which can reduce the amount of time and administrative tasks required.
The costs associated with filing for Probate can be reimbursed from the deceased’s estate once the Supreme Court has granted probate.
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