Probate & Deceased Estate Services Thomastown

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 term “Probate” refers to a document issued by the Supreme Court of Victoria to authenticate a Will, facilitating the Executor in starting the procedure of accumulating the deceased’s assets.

If there’s no Will, “Letters of Administration” is a parallel process, where the next of kin is assigned to manage the estate, and to gather and disperse the estate’s assets following the law.

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 Thomastown

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

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.

If you have been overlooked in a Will or feel that your share of the estate is unfair, our firm is prepared to assist you in challenging or contesting the Will to gain a just settlement (certain 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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