Probate & Deceased Estate Services Mernda

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

We offer assistance to Executors or Administrators in applying to the Supreme Court of Victoria for a Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration, and in the estate distribution process, adhering to the terms of the deceased’s Will.

The term “Probate” refers to a document issued by the Supreme Court of Victoria to authenticate a Will, facilitating the Executor in starting the procedure of accumulating the deceased’s assets.

“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’re equipped to deliver professional advice and assistance in a process that might be complex and demanding, varying with the characteristics 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

The loss of someone close is always a tough time, and the complications of inheritance disputes can make it even more distressing.

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 feel you’ve been unjustly omitted from a Will, or if you think your portion of the estate is not adequate, our team can help you challenge or contest the Will to achieve a fair resolution (limitations 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
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