Probate lawyers in Melbourne


Probate is the process of proving a Will with the Supreme Court. This is necessary for the executors named in the Will who are willing to accept the role to have power to implement what is in the Will. Probate is required to access the funds the deceased’s bank or authorise the sale of their property, call in shares etc.

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Guiding you through the probate process

Our probate lawyers in Melbourne can walk you through the process and help you through every step of the way. We can assist you to interpret the Will, advertise your intention to apply, complete the application for the Grant of Probate, collect the assets, pay any debts and distribute the remainder of the Will.


The Probate Office can be extremely strict about their legal requirements and require all the forms to be completed correctly otherwise requisitions will issue and the Probate will not be granted. Our probate lawyers in Melbourne have many years of experience with the Probate Office and can assist you to apply for Probate in a timely manner.


To get started on your Probate we would need the following documents:

  1. The original Will;
  2. The original Death Certificate;
  3. Details of the deceased’s significant assets and liabilities (if known); and
  4. An understanding of the deceased’s immediate family tree and bloodline relatives.


If you would like to know more about our probate services take advantage of our half hour legal consults. They can be done in person or via Skype or telephone conference. 


Call 03 8742 3199 or enquire via the button below to make a booking.

As of 31 March 2023, Rigoli Lawyers was acquired by Michael Benjamin & Associates and many staff and clients joined the team at Michael Benjamin & Associates. Rigoli Lawyers is now incorporated within Michael Benjamin & Associates.