Probate Fees & Costs NSW
In order to obtain the Grant of Probate an executor will be required to pay professional costs of preparing and lodging the application together with the filing fee of the Supreme Court of NSW.
Professional costs to obtain the Grant of Probate are regulated by the Legal Profession Regulation (NSW) 2005 which calculates the professional costs according to the gross value of the estate's assets.
The professional costs of Probate Sydney to obtain the Grant of Probate are calculated according to the complexity of the estate, and not simply the value of the estate. Simple estates with a handful of assets (such as real estate and bank accounts) and liabilities will incur a lower fee than those estates with poorly written Wills, an extensive share portfolio, business assets and multiple executors who refuse to co-operate.
Because Probate Sydney's professional costs are calculated in this manner, Probate Sydney's costs to obtain the Grant of Probate will always be lower than the scale set out within the Legal Profession Regulation (NSW) 2005.
The filing fee payable to the Supreme Court of NSW is calculated according to the gross assets of the estate.
Probate Sydney do not require payment of any costs in advance apart from the Supreme Court filing fee and in most instances, Probate Sydney can obtain a cheque for the filing fee from the deceased’s bank prior to the application.
Both the professional costs and the filing fee are properly payable from the estate's assets following the Grant of Probate being obtained and prior to any distribution to beneficiaries.
If you would like to know how much it will cost to obtain the Grant of Probate in NSW with Probate Sydney please complete the fields below to obtain a written fixed costs breakdown.