Probate & Deceased Estate Services Watsons Creek

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 is ready to help Executors or Administrators with the Application to the Supreme Court of Victoria for a Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration, and in distributing the Estate to beneficiaries according to 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.

In the absence of a Will, the “Letters of Administration” process is instigated. Here, the next of kin is appointed to administer the estate, collecting and allocating the estate’s assets as per the law.

Our team at De Maria & Associates can provide skilled advice and direction in a process that may be daunting and intricate, depending on the nature and magnitude 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 Watsons Creek

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

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.

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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