From Estate administration to litigation, and everything in between.

At Hawkes Lawyers, we have a team of dedicated solicitors and experienced paralegals who can assist you with all Estate matters, from administration services to disputes and litigation.

From applying for a Grant of Probate, liquidating assets and performing distribution, to contesting Wills and Family Provision Application claims, you can feel confident knowing you have the right team on your side.

We offer fixed-fee administration services and no-obligation telephone consultations to executors, beneficiaries and family members who need support through the Estate administration process. We also provide exceptional litigation services, ensuring that your interests are priority one through any disputes or claims. 

Why choose Hawkes Lawyers to manage your Estate Administration and Executor duties?

Our fixed fees and tailor-made legal solutions mean that we can do as much or as little as you need us to do. We are with you every step of the way, offering advice and support through an often difficult and stressful time. 

In contentious circumstances, having a solicitor involved can reduce the impact of conflict and ensure all communication is channelled through a professional acting in the best interests of the Estate. 

We offer a no-obligation initial consultation so you can be sure that the Hawkes Lawyers approach is the right fit for your circumstances before proceeding. We are incredibly experienced Estate lawyers and pride ourselves on delivering exceptional services to our community time and time again.

Our Estate Administration Services

There is no task too big or small for our Estate administration team. We can assist you with the process from start to finish, which may include (but is not limited to):

  • Application for a Grant of Probate
  • Application for Letters of Administration
  • Transmission Application (property)
  • Request to Record Death (property)
  • Deed of Agreement/Variation
  • Settlement Mediation
  • Liquidating assets
  • Form filling/Liaising with involved entities
  • Distribution of Estate

Probate - Frequently Asked Questions:

What is a Grant of Probate?

A Grant of Probate is the Supreme Court’s official recognition of a will as being legally valid. Often, when estate assets are of substantial value, institutions like banks, superannuation funds and aged care facilities will require a Grant of Probate as the Court’s recognition of an executor’s authority to deal with those assets.


Is a Grant of Probate always necessary?

In Queensland, it is possible to administer a deceased Estate without a Grant of Probate. If the deceased’s assets are minimal or owned jointly, then a Grant of Probate may not be required. This can save time and expense to the Estate. If you are unsure if Probate is required, it is important to seek legal advice so that a professional can assess your circumstances.


Do I need a lawyer to apply for a Grant of Probate?

It is possible to apply for a Grant of Probate without a lawyer or legal assistance. However, the application process can often be technical. At Hawkes Lawyers, we apply for Grants on a weekly basis and have streamlined the process for our clients. We can handle as much or as little of the Estate administration process as you require, made possible by our convenient fixed fee structure and tailored legal services.