Estate Legal can help you obtain probate, letters of administration or reseals for estates that have assets in New South Wales.
Our motto: Professional, Cost Effective, Efficient
Sydney Probate and Estate Lawyers
LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION
Obtaining Grants of Probate, Letters of Administration
Executors for estates with substantial assets will either need to obtain probate or letters of administration. We can tell you whether the estate you are looking after will need probate or letters of administration, and then guide you through the process.
Drafting wills, including testamentary trusts.
Preparing power of attorneys
Appointment of enduring guardians
If probate or letters of administration has been obtained outside New South Wales, however if the deceased has assets in New South Wales, then reseals of probate or letters of administration may need to be obtained in New South Wales.
We can guide you through this process.
Reseals of Probate or Letters of Administration
Once probate or letters of administration has been granted, executors would need to administer and deal with the assets of the estate. We can assist you with this process.
Administration of Estates
Estate Legal is a Sydney law firm which focuses only on estates and their administration. We are committed to making it easier for people to obtain probate or letters of administration for estates with assets in New South Wales.
Our service is designed to be cost-effective, simple and easy for you to work with.
We offer fixed fees for most applications for probate or letters of administration. This means you know from the start how much it will cost.
Some estates can have problems or unusual aspects to them. For such estates, once you tell us a little bit more about them, we can tell you up front how we will charge and you can decide whether you wish to proceed.
Peace of Mind
We know that obtaining probate or letters of administration can be challenging and time consuming.
We can make things easier for you and provide peace of mind by guiding you through the whole process.
The two founding principals of Estate Legal are:
Simple and Efficient
Our aim is to keep things as simple and as efficient as possible.
BA LLB Sydney University
James is a lawyer with 25 years experience
BCom LLB University of New South Wales
Seeyan is a lawyer of more than 10 years experience
We charge a fixed fee for obtaining most probates or letters of administration. We will provide you with an upfront obligation free quote depending on the estimated value of the estate.
Some estates may be complicated or unusual – in these circumstances, and they are a minority of matters, we may charge differently, but we will let you know up front how we will charge.
We offer a fixed fee service which starts at just $1,500.
Our fixed fees represent a discount on the fees set out in the Supreme Court Scheduled Costs for Legal Service for Probate and Administration Matters.
Value of Assets Costs Payable
$125,000 - $500,000 $1,500
$500,000 - $1 million $2,000
$1 million - $2 million $2,500
Over $2million Contact us for Quote
The fees quoted exclude GST and any third party fees, including valuation, advertising and filing fees.
There are some costs which you may have to meet that are outside of our services and charged by third parties. This will include court filing fees and may also include valuation fees when assets such as houses are valued, or the fees for advertising for unknown creditors.
The above fees include a set scope of services which we will discuss with you. If additional work is required outside of the set scope, we will discuss with you before proceeding and any additional work done will be charged at our hourly rates.
FACTSHEETS & FAQ
Do I need probate or letters of administration?
What is probate?
What are letters of administration?
When should Probate be applied for?
Do I need a will before Probate or Letters of Administration can be dealt with and the assets of the deceased can be dealt with?
Does the Supreme Court of NSW charge a fee to obtain a grant of probate or letters of administration?
What is an executor?
Can you get out of being an executor?
What do you need to do as an executor?
Please contact us using the contact form below. We will be in touch as soon as possible. We will then discuss your query with you further and if you wish, provide you with a quote for our services.
In the meantime, please feel free to download one of our factsheets for further information.
(02) 9477 1955
Suite 3, Level 15, 45 Clarence Street, Sydney NSW 2000