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 experts are able to support Executors or Administrators in submitting an application to the Supreme Court of Victoria for a Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration, and the subsequent distribution of the Estate as per 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.

At De Maria & Associates, we’re equipped to deliver professional advice and assistance in a process that might be complex and demanding, varying with the characteristics 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 Watsons Creek

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

Disputes over estates can occur after a loved one’s passing for several reasons. These may include questioning the legality of a Will, being left out of a Will, challenging a Will, the mental ability of the Will’s creator at the time of signing, or the Will not being properly executed.

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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