Probate & Deceased Estate Services Wattleglen

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 can assist Executors or Administrators in an Application in the Supreme Court of Victoria for a Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration and distribution of the Estate to the beneficiaries in accordance with the deceaseds’ 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.

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.

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 Wattleglen

It’s an unfortunate reality that the death of someone dear can be a tough period, and inheritance quarrels can further complicate matters.

Estate disputes can arise after the death of a loved one for a variety of reasons. These might include questions about the legitimacy of a Will, being omitted from a Will, contesting a Will, doubts about the mental capacity of the Will maker when the Will was signed, or if the Will was not properly executed.

If you feel you’ve been unjustly omitted from a Will, or if you think your portion of the estate is not adequate, our team can help you challenge or contest the Will to achieve a fair resolution (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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