Probate Lawyers & Deceased Estate Claims | Mernda

Probate & Deceased Estate Services Near Mernda

De Maria & Associates offer Probate and Deceased Estate services in Northern Suburbs including Doreen, Mill Park, Whittlesea, Bundoora, Diamond Creek, Wollert, Hurstbridge, South Morang and Epping.

Our team can assist Executors or Administrators in an Application in the Supreme Court of Victoria for a Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration and distribution of the Estate to the beneficiaries in accordance with the deceaseds’ Will.

“Probate” is a document that the Supreme Court of Victoria provides to validate a Will before an Executor can begin the process of calling in the assets of the deceased.

“Letters of Administration” is a similar process where there is no Will then the next of kin is appointed to administer the estate and to collect and distribute the assets of the estate in accordance with the legislation.

At De Maria & Associates we can provide professional guidance and advice in a process that can be difficult and complex depending on the nature and extent of the deceased’s estate.

We offer the following expertise:

  • Mediation
  • Lodging Caveats
  • Removal of Executors
  • Family Provision Claims
  • Deceased Estate Litigation
  • Challenging or Defending a Will
  • Unequal division of assets between beneficiaries
  • Part IV Claims of the Administration & Probate Act (1958)
  • Issuing a Testators Family Maintenance Claim

Estate Disputes Near Mernda

Sadly, when someone close to you passes away it is a difficult time. Inheritance disputes can make the situation even more difficult.

There are many reasons why estates are disputed after a loved one has passed Some reasons are the validity of a Will, being left out of a Will, challenging a Will, the mental capacity of the Will maker at the time the Will was signed or the Will was not executed properly at the time.

If you have been left out of a Will or you believe your share of the estate is inadequate our firm can assist you in challenging or contesting the Will to obtain you a fair settlement (limitation may apply).

We offer the following expertise:

  • Intestacy
  • Life Interest
  • Grant of Probate
  • Letters Of Administration
  • Estate Administration
  • Survivorship Application
  • Lodging and/or removal of Caveats