Probate & Deceased Estate Services Smiths Gully

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.

The Supreme Court of Victoria offers “Probate,” a document that verifies a Will, empowering the Executor to start the process of collecting 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 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 Smiths Gully

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

Many issues can trigger disputes over estates after a loved one has passed away. Such issues might include the validity of a Will, being excluded from a Will, a challenge to a Will, concerns about the mental capacity of the person who made the Will at the time it was signed, or incorrect execution of the Will.

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
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