Probate & Deceased Estate Services Research

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.

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 corresponding process employed when no Will is present. In such cases, the next of kin is entrusted with the administration of the estate, and the collection and distribution of assets in compliance with legislation.

De Maria & Associates stands ready to offer professional guidance and support in this potentially complex and taxing process, which depends on the nature and scope 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 Research

The passing of someone near to you can be a trying time. Inheritance disagreements can amplify the difficulty of the situation.

Numerous factors can lead to estate disputes following the passing of a loved one. These could include the authenticity of a Will, exclusion from a Will, disputing a Will, the mental competency of the person making the Will at the time of its signing, or improper execution of the Will.

In case you’ve been left out of a Will or believe that your share from the estate is insufficient, our firm can guide you in challenging or contesting the Will to secure an equitable settlement (some 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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