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Probate and Deceased Estates

Our solicitors understand that dealing with a deceased estate is one of the more difficult challenges in life. From mountains of paper work to legal jargon and simmering family disputes, they’re the last things you want to deal with when you’re grieving the loss of someone important in your life.

So, let us help you by:

  • Interpreting the Will of the deceased in terms of estate laws.
  • Advising executors and trustees in regard to their duties and rights.
  • Informing government bodies including Centrelink and Veterans Affairs.
  • Applying for Probate of the Will in the Supreme Court.
  • Dealing with intestacy (where there is no Will).
  • Applying for Letters of Administration (if the Will is deemed invalid or is absent).
  • Identifying estate assets and liabilities.
  • Obtaining valuations of estate property.
  • Collecting estate financial assets including superannuation, bank funds, shares, outstanding loans, and insurance payouts.
  • Selling or transferring estate property including estate auctions.
  • Paying estate debts including mortgages, funeral costs, and testamentary expenses.
  • Advising in regard to family and testamentary trusts.
  • Administering trust funds.
  • Distributing bequests and inheritances to beneficiaries.
  • Organising information for estate tax returns.
  • Family mediation and negotiation.
  • Contesting wills and defending estate litigation in the Supreme Court.

If you have any queries or would like to discuss any aspect of Probate, do not hesitate to contact us today on (03) 59757611 to speak with one of our experienced lawyers or Enquire Online.

You can also find further information in our: Power of Attorney, Wills and Estates Planning, Guardianship and our Articles sections.