How soon should I apply for probate?

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There is no specific time limit for applying for probate in Victoria, but it is generally recommended to do so as soon as possible after the death of the person. 

This is because the probate process can take several months to complete, and the executor cannot distribute any assets until probate has been granted. 

Additionally, there may be time-sensitive matters, such as paying off debts or dealing with property transactions, that require prompt attention. Therefore, it is advisable to seek legal advice about applying for probate without delay. 

Geelong Legal can assist in the probate application process. Our Geelong probate lawyers offer legal counsel and direction, assist in the preparation and submission of required documentation to the court, and handle any objections or conflicts related to the will or probate. 

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