This is a question I’m frequently asked.

Well… it depends. The processing time for a probate application in Ontario can vary based on several factors, including the complexity of the estate, the accuracy and completeness of the application and supporting documents, the workload of the court, and any potential complications that may arise during the process.

Depending on the Region, it’s not uncommon for the probate process to take several weeks to a several months, assuming that the application was complete and accurate. However, it’s important to note that processing times can change, and delays can occur due to various reasons.

Often, there are different processing times for probate applications across different jurisdictions in Ontario even if the application is accurate. It’s important to remember that processing times can change over time and can vary based on individual circumstances.

While waiting for a probate application to be processed, an executor has several important tasks and responsibilities to manage. Keep in mind that the specific actions an executor may vary based on the nature of the estate.

If you have any questions about the Estate administration process, it’s always best to reach out to your Estates Lawyer to guide you through the process.