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.

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.

A “Probate” is a certification provided by the Supreme Court of Victoria that confirms the legitimacy of a Will, allowing the Executor to commence gathering 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 Queenstown

Regrettably, the passing of a loved one is a challenging period, and disputes over inheritance can exacerbate the situation.

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.

Should you find yourself excluded from a Will, or if you believe your inheritance is insufficient, our firm can support you in challenging or disputing the Will to secure a fair settlement (restrictions 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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