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GEELONG WILL SOLICITORS: VICTORIA

 

Legal Advice Helpline: ☎ 1800 339 958

 

Our Geelong Will Lawyers specialise in all matters relating to wills, probate and inheritance disputes. We understand that most people do not know what to do in order to manage a deceased person’s state. This can be an emotional time and a will solicitor can help by managing the probate application and advising on estate distribution. If you have any questions regarding wills, applying for probate in Victoria, or what to do if you have been left out of a will, contact our obligation-free legal helpline or complete the contact form and a member of our legal team will be in touch as soon as possible.


ESTATE ADMINISTRATION


Before an executor can deal with the deceased's estate, they must apply to the probate office of the Supreme Court of Victoria for 'probate of the Will'. If probate isn’t challenged, the executor upon receiving a grant of probate can administer the estate. This involves accounting for all assets and liabilities, obtaining property valuations where necessary, paying any debts, and distributing the assets according to directions in the will. If you require advice on how to lodge an application with the probate office or advice on how to fulfil your duties as an executor, call our legal helpline ☎ 1800 339 958.


INTESTACY


If a person dies without a will, then the intestacy rules apply. An application will need to be made to the Supreme Court for a Grant of Letters of Administration. The grant is usually made to the next of kin of the deceased. Our Geelong Wills Solicitors can provide advice on what to do if there is no will.


UNFAIR INHERITANCE


In situations where a person has been left out of a will, or the amount of inheritance they have been left is unreasonable, it may be possible to challenge the will. A successful challenge of the will may result in the Supreme Court of Victoria effectively re-writing the will and determining how much inheritance the beneficiaries are entitled to. This is a complex area of estate law and advice should be sought from an experienced specialist solicitor. Time limits apply in such cases, so seek advice immediately.


WILLS LEGAL ADVICE

If you require advice from our Geelong Wills Lawyers on any matters relating to grant of probate, interpretation of wills, the rights and duties of executors, and contesting a will that is unfair, simply contact our legal advice line or complete the online contact form. Our referral service is completely obligation-free, and most litigation matters may be handled by our Geelong Wills and Probate Solicitors on a No Win No Fee basis.


CONTACT US

 

Legal Advice Helpline: ☎ 1800 339 958

 



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