How Long does probate take in ontario

As per Ministry of Attorney General it should take 15 days to process a Probate Application, provided all necessary documents were filed , the Judge has no questions or concerns and no motion was filed. However work load at individual court registry could affect the How long it takes to get a Probate.

How Long it takes to Get a Probate in Ontario

The Timeline to get a Probate in Ontario varies depending on the workload at a specific court registry. However, As per Ministry of Attorney General it should take 15 days to process a Probate Application, provided all necessary documents were filed , the Judge has no questions or concerns and no motion was filed.

We are of the opinion that 15 days is an ideal time to get a Probate in Ontario but

depending on the workload at a particular court location, it could take between 6 to 8 weeks to get a Probate in Ontario.

In some cases, the probate was granted after several months, due to several errors in the probate application. Therefore the timeline should not be taken as a concert timeline.

How long does it take to draft and file a Probate Application?

Drafting a Probate Application is not time-consuming, provided your lawyer has all the necessary information, such as a complete list of assets and debts. If you have completed the Client Intake form and have provided all supporting documents, then it is a matter of hours to draft the Probate Application.

If there is no will then renunciation and original consent needs to be obtained from all beneficiaries which could be time-consuming, especially if some of the beneficiaries are overseas or out of province.

How long for filing Estate Information Return?

The Estate Information Return must be filed with the Ministry of Finance within 90 days from the Date of Certificate of Appointment of Estate Trustee is issued.

How long for distribution of funds by Executor from the date of Grant of Probate Application?

The executor is expected to distribute the funds as soon as possible however the entire process takes time and it is common for executors to take up to a year to distribute funds among the beneficiaries.

Estate Lawyer Fees For Probate in Ontario

Estate Lawyer Fees For Probate in Ontario

An Estate Lawyer Fees For Probate in Ontario range between $1,500 to $9,000 + Tax. If the Estate litigation is complex such as contentious probate application, uncertain entitlements, uncertain beneficiaries, estate is located at multiple jurisdiction then then additional Legal fees base on an hourly rate could be charged by an Estate Lawyer. Whereas some Lawyers may charge between 1.5 % to 3% of the Estate Value. 

At Shaikh Law we have maintained a simple three tier fees structure for our clients. We have divided our fees in small and simple Estate valued less than $50,000 with a will & one beneficiary. Second Tier is estate valued $50,000 or above with a Will. Third Tier is estate valued $50,000 or above without a Will. We believe in transparency and quality of legal service. 

Contested or complex Probate Applications in Ontario are charged at an hourly rate of our Probate & Estate Lawyer.

 

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Small & Simple Estate Less than $50,000/-

Our Estate Lawyer Fees small & simple estate valued less than $50,000/- with one beneficiary only.

With a Will
Legal Fees is $1,500.00 +Tax 

Without a Will
Legal Fees is $1,800 + Taxes

The Legal Fees are inclusive of Law Office Disbursements.

NOT INCLUDED IN LEGAL FEES;

  • Probate Tax/Court Fees;
  • Cost of Process Server $90

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Our Estate Lawyer Fees for Probate in Ontario where the estate value is more than $50,000 or with multiple beneficiaries and multiple estates 

With a Will
Legal Fees is $1,800 +Tax 

The Legal Fees are inclusive of Law Office Disbursements.

NOT INCLUDED IN LEGAL FEES;

  • Probate Tax/Court Fees;
  • Cost of Process Server $90
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Estate Lawyer Fees for Probate in Toronto without a Will

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Our Estate Lawyer Fees for Probate in Ontario where the estate value is more than $50,000 and Will is not available. 

Legal Fees is $2,500 +Tax 

The Legal Fees are inclusive of Law Office Disbursements.

NOT INCLUDED IN LEGAL FEES;

  • Probate Tax/Court Fees;
  • Cost of Process Server $90
  • Cost of Publication if required
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