What is Probate QLD and How Long Does it Take?

Wondering what probate is in Queensland? You’re not the only one. This article has everything you need to know about Qld probate, so you can get through this period as easily as possible.

What is probate in QLD and how long is the process?

Probate is the Supreme Court’s seal that a will is recognised as valid. It provides the executor with authority to perform their role and administer the estate. Probate is usually required by organisations like banks and shares registries before they will release estate funds for distribution to beneficiaries. It can take anywhere from 2 – 3 months to obtain probate, depending on many variables.

The process of probate

If you are a beneficiary or executor of an estate, it’s important to understand how long the probate process can be. It can take several months, depending on many factors. The probate process includes:

    • Advertising the executor’s intention to apply for probate in newspapers
    • Notifying the public trustee of the executor’s intention to apply for probate
    • After a period of two weeks, the executor may then file an application for probate
    • Probate is usually granted within 4-8 weeks, depending on how busy the Supreme Court registry is.

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Last updated: 29 April 2019