Probate

Overview

This section deals with the procedure for obtaining a Probate in the Family Justice Courts (FJC) (which includes the Family Division of the High Court) with effect from 1 January 2015. The procedure in this section also applies to proceedings commenced before 1 January 2015 provided the matters are heard in the FJC. The information provided below is general in nature and is not intended as legal advice. The FJC cannot provide legal advice or assist with drafting the contents of any document.

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What is Probate

It is a legal document issued by the courts to enable the applicant to administer the assets of the deceased. The assets of the deceased will need to be managed by the court appointed executor/administrator. To become the appointed executor/administrator, the intending person has to apply for Grant of Probate or Grant of Letters of Administration with the FJC.

Probate and Administration is the legal process of appointing the executor or administrator for the Deceased’s estate.