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Have you got a question about Estate Planning or Estate Litigation?

If you need advice in relation to a Will, Estate Planning or Estate Litigation we can help. If you have been left out of a Will or inadequately provided for,contact us today for a no-obligation appointment with expert estate lawyers.

How We Help

Expert help with Wills, Will Disputes, Estate Planning, Estate Litigation,
Letters of Administration and Probate matters.

Estate Challenges 

Persons who believe that they have been insufficiently provided for or not provided for at all can, in many circumstances, bring a claim through the courts challenging a Testator’s wishes.

Will Disputes

Every person has an obligation to make provision for certain people in their Will. If they fail to do so, a claim can be brought by an eligible applicant.

Estate Planning

Our lawyers possess specialised knowledge and over 40 years experience in the area of Estate Planning.

Drafting or Redrawing Wills 

If you do not have a valid Will, your assets will be distributed according to a statutory formula. If you don’t have any next of kin your assets may end up in the hands of the Government.

Probate

An executor named in the Will usually has to apply for a Grant of Probate of that Will so that they can administer an estate.

Letters of Administration

We can assist relatives of a deceased who died without a Will to apply for letters of administration so that the deceased’s estate can be properly managed and administered.

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10 Things You Need to Know Before Disputing a Will

As Melbourne’s leading estate litigation lawyers, we often hear from our clients how difficult it is for them to consider disputing the will of someone that was once close to them. 

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How We Work

Initial Free Consultations

If you have been left out of a Will or inadequately provided for, find out where you stand today, by making a free, no-obligation appointment with one of our legal experts.

No Win – No Fee

We offer a no win – no fee commitment to estate litigation matters that meet our guidelines.

Expert Legal Advice

We have successfully acted for hundreds of executors and beneficiaries resisting challenges brought by litigants.

We have also acted for hundreds of applicants for further provision.

The Best Results

We have recently achieved a number of outstanding results for our clients. In fact, we are proud that over 95% of our clients have had a successful outcome in their will dispute.

We would be pleased to apply our specialised knowledge and expertise to your matter.

Latest Wills & Estate News

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Laurace Bail v John Ewen Scott-MacKenzie [2016] VSC 563

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It is not unusual for defacto partners to have children from a previous relationship and often the children see the defacto partner as their stepparent…

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The "Right to Reside" Now Open to Challenge

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This recent case shows that a simple “right to reside” for any spouse, is open to being challenged.

This case involves an application by the widow and second wife of the deceased (the Plaintiff). The Plaintiff was seeking further provision for her proper maintenance and support from the estate of the deceased.