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Applying For Letters of Administration In Australia

Letters of Adminisration is the process where close family members apply to the court for permission to deal with your loved one’s estate.

How Do You Apply For Letters of Administration?

Letters of Administration is lodged with the Supreme Court of Western Australia.

The paperwork takes around 4 to 8 weeks to be processed and approved by the Court.

If the paperwork is accepted, the Court will usually post the grant to you.

Who Applies for Letters of Administration?

Usually one or two of the closest surviving family members apply.

You need to be over 18 to apply.

The closest family can nominate who applies by signing a consent.

There are processes in place if a family member cannot be located or won’t give permission.

What is the Cost?

Contact us for a fixed fee price.

The Supreme Court will also charge a lodgement fee of $370.

Can Costs Be Recovered?

Yes, your out-of-pocket legal fees and Court lodgement fees need to reimbursed by the estate.

What Information is Needed?

For us to get started, we need the following:

  • A summary of the main assets and debts as at the date of death.
  • Basic details of the surviving close family members.
  • The original death certificate.
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Frequently Asked Questions

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How long does it take?

Once the documents are lodged with the Court, it usually takes 3 to 6 weeks for the Court to review and approve your documents.

These time frames are estimates and there could be delays depending on how busy the court is and if the court has further questions (called requisitions).

Can document be posted to me ?

Yes. Once you have approved the final version of the documents, we can post them to you (at no further charge).

Can I recover my costs?

Yes, once you get the grant documents (e.g probate or letters of administration), you have the right to be reimbursed for your out-of-pocket expenses such as our fees and the court filing fees.