To obtain a Grant of Probate the Executor needs to lodge an Application with the Supreme Court of NSW.
The costs of applying are:
- The Supreme Court Filing Fee; and
- Professional Costs of obtaining Probate.
The Filing Fee and Professional Costs are calculated based on the estimated value of the Estate.
Professional costs are regulated by the Legal Profession Uniform Application Act 2014 and you can see the current Scale of Costs here. However, we calculate professional costs according not just to the value of the Estate, but also its complexity. As a result, obtaining Probate of an Estate (particularly a simple Estate) will often attract a fee lower than the Supreme Court scale.
We do not require payment in advance of any costs apart from the filing fee.
All costs paid in obtaining Probate and the costs of administering the Estate are payable by the Estate, so we aim to reimburse any out of pocket expenses as soon as possible.
To find out more, request a call from one of our Estate lawyers and to receive a written Costs quote, please complete your details below and we will be in touch within 24 hours.