Probate is the legal process by which the terms of a Will are administered following the passing of the person who made the Will.
The Probate process allows the estate of the deceased to be distributed.
The Probate process is rigorous and exacting and will involve application to the Supreme Court for the distribution of the Estate of the deceased.
The process is undertaken in the knowledge that if there is any uncertainty or issues arising from the Will, it is not possible to seek explanation or clarification from the deceased.
The granting of distribution of the Estate will often involve the legal areas of Trusts, Tax and Superannuation Law as well as Equity.