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Melbourne Contested Probate Solicitors - Disputed Will Lawyers VIC
Most residents of Victoria will leave assets at the time of their death. How those assets are distributed depends on whether or not there is a valid will. If there is no will Australian legislation determines the distribution of assets based on the intestacy rules which are written into law. Our Melbourne contested probate solicitors deal with disputed probate and wills.
Executors & Administrators
In the case of a grant of probate the court appoints an executor named in the will to deal with the estate. It there is no will the court will appoint an administrator, who is usually a potential beneficiary under the intestacy rules, to deal with the estate. Our Melbourne contested probate solicitors take instructions in disputed matters to represent beneficiaries, executors and administrators who wish to challenge a will or contest probate.
The appointment as executor or administrator may carry onerous responsibilities which ensure that the appointed person remains personally liable to the beneficiaries in the event of any negligent actions. Except in the case of very small estates it is advisable to instruct a probate solicitor to deal with matters thereby removing the risk of personal liability.
The duty of both administrator and executor in winding up an estate are almost identical. Both must identify, protect and value assets prior to liquidation and payment of estate debts followed by ultimate distribution to the beneficiaries either in accordance with the will or the intestacy rules. In the event of dispute our Melbourne probate solicitors will represent beneficiaries, executors and administrators who wish to challenge a will or contest probate.
Our Melbourne contested probate solicitors act on behalf of potential beneficiaries to challenge a will or contest probate and in addition deal with applications by dependents for financial support. The most successful solicitors challenges relate to the validity of the will with execution of the will coming under scrutiny. To be valid a will must :-
Melbourne Contested Probate Solicitors
If you would like to speak to one of our experienced Melbourne contested probate solicitors just use the free helpline or email our solicitors offices. Our lawyers offer free advice without further obligation.HELPLINE: ☎ 1800 455 886