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Legal Advice Helpline: ☎ 1800 339 958

Our Wills and Probate lawyers specialise in all matters relating to wills and the administration of deceased estates. If you need advice on what to do once a loved one has died in terms of how to manage their estate and legal affairs, call our obligation-free helpline or complete the online contact form. Our Melbourne wills lawyers handle probate matters and will disputes in the Supreme Court of Victoria. If you need assistance with filing an application for probate or in challenging an unfair will, contact us today.

Grant of Probate

When a person dies, somebody needs to act as the representative of their estate, distributing their assets to any persons entitled to them. The process usually involves the Executor(s) named in the will, applying for a Grant of Probate. The Supreme Court of Victoria has exclusive jurisdiction in Victoria in administering deceased estates and appointing executors or administrators. All applications must be filed at the Probate Office, Level 2, 436 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne. If you need assistance with filing an application with the Probate Office, call our legal helpline.

Valid Wills

If there is a valid will, the Executor(s) of the Will can apply for a Grant of Probate. If however, the named Executor cannot or will not apply for a Grant of Probate, an application can be made by another person for Letters of Administration with the Will Annexed.

No Will

If the deceased person has not left a will behind, the Supreme Court issues a Grant of Letters of Administration. This grant is usually made to the next of kin such as a spouse or a child. Our service can provide information on what to do when an estate needs to be administered and there is no will.

Challenging an Unfair Will

Sometimes a will can be challenged. This usually happens when a dependent of the deceased has been left out of the will or has been left insufficient inheritance. If you wish to challenge an unfair will or defend a will that is being challenged you really should seek advice from an estate litigation lawyer. Our Melbourne Wills Solicitors represent clients in both straight forward probate applications and inheritance dispute litigation. Time limits apply in probate and litigation matters, so do not delay in seeking legal advice. For obligation-free legal advice, call our helpline.

Melbourne Will Advice

Our specialist Melbourne Wills Lawyers handle probate applications and will dispute matters throughout Victoria. Most will dispute cases are handled on a No Win No Fee basis. No matter your location in Victoria, call our toll free helpline. We have acted on behalf of clients throughout Melbourne including Brunswick, St Albans, Narre Warren, Oakleigh, Dandenong, Richmond, Footscray, Caulfield, St Kilda, Coburg, Fitzroy, Broadmeadows, Flemington, Yarra, Southbank, Collingwood, Box Hill, Port Phillip, and regional areas of Victoria.

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Legal Advice Helpline: ☎ 1800 339 958


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