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Claiming an executor’s commission

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Being an executor or an administrator isn’t easy. It takes a lot of responsibility and time. Often it is a thankless task! Can you be compensated for your time and effort? Except where: the Will (if there is one) authorises payment to you; or the beneficiaries authorise a payment; you are only entitled to be […]

Benefit from our experience

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Perth Probate Centre is a service of lawyers Birman & Ride. With 35 years of service to the community, Birman & Ride is one of Western Australia’s most experienced legal practices. Wills, probate and deceased estate administration have always been core services of the firm. In addition to assisting assisted thousands of clients with straightforward probate […]

Can I change the terms of a Will?

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If you have been appointed the as executor of a Will, you are bound to carry out the wishes of the deceased in accordance with the terms of their Will and according to law. Some of the terms of the Will may be impossible to complete, for example if a beneficiary has died or cannot be found, […]

I can’t find the original Will. What next?

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Usually the Supreme Court of Western Australia will only issue a Grant of Probate if the executor produces the original Will of the deceased, but you may still be able to obtain a grant if you only have a copy of the Will.

Why are our Probate fees so low?

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Our interactive technology allows us to significantly reduce the cost of providing consumer legal services. Common tasks, such as making an Application for Probate, that would previously have taken many hours can now be completed in a fraction of the time. We pass on these savings to clients in the form of lower Probate fees.

What information do I need to make a probate application?

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A probate application must include information about the deceased’s Will, the date and location of their death and a statement of their assets and liabilites. An application for Letters of Administration must set out the deceased’s family tree, the date and location of their death and a statement of their assets and liabilites.

Should I make my own application?

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You’ve identified that you need a Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration. You have a choice to make in terms of getting the job done – DIY or hire a lawyer. Let’s compare the options.