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.

Attwood Marshall Lawyers have a dedicated estate litigation team that understand the complexity of Succession Law. Our Melbourne 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 over Wills and estates.   

Whether you are contesting a Will because you feel you have not been left with adequate provision, or challenging the validity of a Will, 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 over a Will, 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 trustee disputes and can help you have this organisation removed, or seek compensation for the mismanagement of your financial affairs, or that of a loved one.

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Our specialty services include:

Contesting Wills

At Attwood Marshall Lawyers, we understand that contesting a Will can be a contentious issue, however there are many reasons why a Will might be contested. 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 lawyers can advise you on your prospects of successfully making a claim on an estate, 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 on the estate, we can help you uphold the integrity of the Will 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

A Will can be challenged for a number of reasons including if there is suspicion that the Will-maker lacked the necessary capacity to make their Will, if the Will-maker was unduly influence, or if the Will was not signed or witnessed properly, just to name a few. Our estate litigation lawyers have extensive experience in challenging Wills and can help you bring a challenge against a Will in court if you are concerned about the Will’s validity.

Executor & Beneficiary Disputes

Our Melbourne lawyers can assist beneficiaries, administrators, and executors when disputes arise over Wills and 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, our estate litigation lawyers 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 for 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 a Statutory Will 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 Estate Litigation Lawyers Melbourne

Unlike many other law firms, Attwood Marshall Lawyers 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 lawyers have exceptional communication skills and will keep you updated every step of the way. Our team know that estate litigation matters can be extremely stressful, especially when you are dealing with different family dynamics and disputes over Wills. 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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