Queensland Inheritance Services (QIS) is a dedicated Probate Service Provider in Queensland.
Our statewide reach gives us the ability to provide Probate Services at prices that rival most law firms and the public trustee. We welcome local, interstate and overseas clients who need a Grant of Probate in Queensland. Our unique approach to Probate saves our clients time and money. We welcome you to contact our professional and friendly team today.
Contact Us to Save Hundreds of Dollars on Your Probate Application.
What is Probate
Probate is a legal documents issued by the Supreme Court of Queensland which acknowledges the following:
- Confirms that a Will is legally valid pursuant to the Succession Act (Qld); and
- Gives formal authority to the Executors of the Estate to act.
Such authority is useful for Executors acting for the deceased estate as often Banks, Superannuation Funds and other financial institutions will not released an inheritance until such time as they can be assured that the Executors have proved their authority to act.
Has the Bank Requested a Grant of Probate? We can Help
Banks will often ask for a Grant of Probate before releasing money held in the bank accounts of the deceased. If the Bank has requested a Grant of Probate then there is little you can do to avoid it. Queensland Inheritance Services can organise Probate for you at a competitive price.
Need to access money from the Bank for Probate? In most cases we can make a formal application to the Bank to release the money for Probate from estate monies held.
When is Probate required in Queensland
A Grant of Probate is often required when sums of money are held by financial institutions such as Banks, Credit Unions, Superannuation Funds and Insurance Companies. Normally the financial institutions will require that an Executor obtain Probate before realising Estate assets.
However, when an Estate holds little money and assets a Grant of Probate may not be required. Every financial institution has different rules as to the value of assets they will release without Probate. Queensland Inheritance Services has the ability to verify with financial institutions whether a Grant of Probate is require before an application is made.
Probate Office Locations
QIS make applications to various Supreme Court Registry Probate Offices throughout Queensland. Depending on the location of the deceased estate Probate Offices are situated in Brisbane, Bundaberg, Cairns, Mackay, Maryborough, Mount Isa, Rockhampton, Roma, Toowoomba and Townsville.
How long does Probate take to Issue
Probate is subject to formal rules set out by Queensland Legislation. Such rules state that Public Notice must be given before an application for a Grant of Probate can be applied for in Queensland. Public Notice involves advertising in the Queensland Law Reporter and other newspapers using Queensland Court approved Notices.
The public notice period before an application can be made is a minimum of two weeks (2). Thereafter once the application is filed in the Supreme Court Registry the Probate Office requires around four (4) weeks to process the application.
In total Probate takes a minimum of six (6) weeks to complete.
Probate Application Requirements
To begin a Probate Application in Queensland there are Court Documents that need to be completed. Normally such documents are drafted by Lawyers who are proficient in legal drafting. Queensland Inheritance Services utilises a professional and experienced team who draft such Probate Application documents on a regular basis.
The original Will and Death Certificate of the deceased is necessary exhibit that needs to be included in the Probate Application. It is a strict requirement of the Probate Office in the Supreme Court Registry that such original documents are not stapled, marked, folded or damaged in any way. Such rules are necessary in maintaining the intention that the Will of the deceased act as the last Will and Testament without manipulation.
Our Probate Team in Queensland
Our professional team includes Lawyers and Accountants. This gives us a unique position to assist in not only organising a Grant of Probate but all other administrative tasks when finalising a deceased estate.
We welcome you to contact us if we can be of assistance to you.