Obtaining a grant of probate in Victoria can take several months, depending on the complexity of the estate and any issues that may arise.
The process involves gathering information about the deceased person’s assets and liabilities, preparing the probate application, and advertising the application for a period of two weeks.
After the application has been filed with the Supreme Court of Victoria, it can take a further two to four weeks for the application to be processed and a grant of probate issued.
In some cases, the court may request additional information or documentation, which can further delay the process.
It is important to seek legal advice from a Geelong estate lawyer when applying for probate to ensure that all legal requirements are met and the process runs smoothly.
Geelong Legal can guide you through the probate process and help you obtain a grant of probate.