Wills and Probate Translation Services

We know that attending to wills and other probate issues can be an extremely stressful and upsetting time. We are here to provide positive, quick legal translation services of the highest quality, working alongside and trusted by many firms of solicitors to ensure your full peace of mind.

Get professionally qualified wills and probate translators who are specialised in translating legal documents including wills, death certificates, deeds, tax documents and all other matters involved in probate. Our NAATI translators are experts in these areas, that results in fast and accurate certified translations.

NAATI Translator for Probate

Our NAATI accredited translators are all experienced translators who deliver legal translations on a frequent basis. To get started on your document translations, submit your documents and get a quote within a day. The document translations can usually be started on the same day if payment via direct deposit or credit card is made.

What is Probate

angel-1212561_640Probate is the process of proving and registering in the Supreme Court the last Will of a deceased person. When a person dies, somebody has to deal with their estate.

It is usually the executor of their Will who administers the estate and handles the disposal of their assets and debts. In order to get authority to do this, they usually need to obtain a legal document called a ‘Grant of Probate‘.

To protect the interests of those who hold the deceased’s assets (for example banks) the executor may be asked to prove they are authorised to administer the Will before the assets can be released. The Grant of Probate is the proof required.

To obtain a Grant of Probate, the executor named in the Will must apply to the Probate Office of the Supreme Court. If their application is approved, the executor is given a Grant of Probate to confirm the author of the Will has died, the Will is authentic and the executor is who they say they are.

An executor can be an individual or a trustee company like the Public Trustee. Once a Grant of Probate has been given, management of the deceased’s assets can safely be transferred to the executor.

All Grants of Probate are stored, along with the corresponding Will, at the Supreme Court. These are public documents. If a deceased person does not have a Will, validation of their estate and benefactors is not done with a Grant of Probate, but with a similar document known as ‘letters of administration’.

In these circumstances, the Probate Registry refers to the Administration Act to assess applications.

Please note that the Public Trustee only applies for the Grant of Probate for those estates where it has been nominated as Executor in a Will and where Executors pay an ‘Executor Assist’ service fee for us to apply for Grant of Probate on their behalf.

The Public Trustee does not supply ‘Grant of Probate’ application forms or provide assistance to complete applications.