Probate & Deceased Estate Services Queenstown

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.

Executors or Administrators can receive assistance from our team in the application process for a Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration at the Supreme Court of Victoria, followed by the distribution of the Estate in line with the deceased’s 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.

We at De Maria & Associates are here to provide expert counsel and guidance in what can be a challenging and intricate process, contingent on the nature and size 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 Queenstown

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

Disputes over estates can occur after a loved one’s passing for several reasons. These may include questioning the legality of a Will, being left out of a Will, challenging a Will, the mental ability of the Will’s creator at the time of signing, or the Will not being properly executed.

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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