Melbourne Estate Litigation Lawyers

Wills & Estates

When disputes arise over Wills and estates, it can seem like it brings the worst out of your family or loved ones. It is important to have an experienced estate litigation lawyer on your side to help you resolve the matter quickly and cost-effectively.

Will and estate lawyers you can trust

We have a dedicated team that understands the complexity of Succession Law. Our Melbourne estate lawyers are highly respected in the legal industry for their expertise in this area and have the state-specific knowledge to be able to assist you with all types of disputes that arise over Wills and deceased estates.

Whether you are contesting a Will because you feel you have not been left with adequate provision, or challenging the validity of one, we can help you understand your legal rights and what steps you need to take. Often disputes can be resolved quickly and effectively by negotiation.

If you are an executor or administrator of an estate and you are tasked with defending a dispute, we can help you.

We promise to keep you updated throughout the entire process and will explain everything to you in a simple and clear way so that you know exactly where you stand.

If you have been involved in a dispute or suffered a significant loss as a result of putting your trust in the State Trustees, we have extensive experience in public cases like this and can help you have this organisation removed from their position, or seek compensation for the mismanagement of your financial affairs, or that of a loved one.

 

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Contesting Wills

At Attwood Marshall Lawyers, we understand that contesting a Will can be a contentious issue, however there are many reasons why this may occur. If you have been left out of someone’s Will, or inadequately provided for, we can help you understand what you are legally entitled to. Our Melbourne estate litigation lawyers can advise you on your prospects of successfully making a claim, and they will fight for you and support you throughout the entire process.

Defending Wills

If you are the executor of an estate and are required to defend a Will in the event a claim is made, we can help you uphold the Will’s integrity and defend the claim so that you can fulfil the testamentary intentions of the deceased. We will support you throughout the entire process to ensure the matter is resolved as quickly as possible.

Challenging Wills

Situations like this occur for a number of reasons, including if there is suspicion that the Will-maker lacked the necessary capacity to make their Will, or if they were unduly influenced, or the documentation was not signed or witnessed properly, just to name a few. Our estate litigation lawyers in Melbourne have extensive experience in challenging the validity of a Will and can help you bring a challenge in court.

Executor & Beneficiary Disputes

Our Melbourne Will lawyers can assist beneficiaries, administrators, and executors when disputes arise over estates. We will help you understand your rights, duties, and obligations and resolve your dispute in the most efficient and timely way.

State Trustees Disputes

If you have been involved in a dispute with State Trustees, we can help you understand your rights and have the State Trustee removed from their role. We may also be able to assist you in claiming compensation for the mismanagement of your affairs, or that of a loved one.

Statutory Wills

We can assist you with applying to the Supreme Court of Victoria for a Statutory Will. The Supreme Court can authorise this if they feel that the testator cannot make a valid Will and the proposed Will truly reflects their testamentary intentions. A Statutory Will can provide assurance to minors and those who lack testamentary capacity.

Attwood Marshall Lawyers Melbourne – Experts in estate litigation

Unlike many other law firms, we are not a generalist law firm. We have specialist teams that practice exclusively in their field. With one of the largest estate litigation teams, you will have the support and resources you need to get the most favourable outcome possible.

Our compassionate team members have exceptional communication skills and will keep you updated every step of the way. Our team know that these matters can be extremely stressful, especially when you are dealing with different family dynamics and disputes. Our team are empathetic and will fight for you and ensure you feel supported throughout the entire process.

It is our aim to reduce the conflict as much as possible and resolve your matter so that you can move on with your life and put this behind you.

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If you require trusted advice and support from a specialist estate litigation lawyer, contact our Melbourne team today. 

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