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As lawyers we have a reputation for using Latin!

There are many misconceptions about the term ‘probate’. The term has its origins in the latin ‘probare’ which means ‘to prove’.

Probate is a document provided by the Supreme Court of South Australia – where the Will has been proved to its satisfaction.

Probate must be produced to various authorities and institutions by executors in order to deal with the estate. For example, if land is to be sold or transferred then probate must be produced to the Land Titles Office before a dealing can be registered. If a bank account needs to be closed, the bank requires the probate before paying the proceeds to the executors.

We can prepare the application for probate navigating the complexities and technicalities in the relevant rules and forms.

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