Probate & Deceased Estate Services St Helena

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 Supreme Court of Victoria issues “Probate,” a legal document that validates a Will, enabling the Executor to initiate the collection of 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.

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 St Helena

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.

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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