When a loved one dies, it is an emotional time for family and friends. But it is a time when thought must be given to the legal consequences of death.
There are many issues that arise when someone dies. There are organizations to notify, services to cancel, bills to pay and financial and property affairs to be dealt with. It may also be necessary to apply for a Grant of Probate if there is a will, or Letters of Administration if there is no will. This can be a complex undertaking. At Burke & Associates Lawyers we can assist with all aspects of deceased estate administration.
Unfortunately, not all deceased estates can be finalized quickly. The law allows for claims against an estate and challenges to the validity of a will. We have experience in all aspects of such claims having acted for the people challenging wills, for executors defending claims and for beneficiaries caught up in the middle. Regardless of your role, we can assist in complex deceased estate matters.
Here is a useful guide to Victoria’s intestacy provisions.