Deceased Estates, Estate Planning & Probate

Our lawyers have gained extensive experience in deceased estates and are here to guide, support and assist you through this process. 

Making an application to deal with a deceased estate

When someone dies and they owned property, had funds in the bank, superannuation, shares or any other asset or liabilities (debts), an application will need to be made to the Supreme Court of Victoria for either Probate (where the deceased had a Will) or Letters of Administration (where a person dies without a Will). 

There is a process to be followed and a number of legal documents to be drafted before an application can be made.

The Supreme Court of Victoria have recently initiated an online process for completing and filing applications, called Red-Crest Probate. Our lawyers are trained in using this system which allows for a faster, direct application process. 

Calling in assets, distributing an estate

Once the application has been made and granted then the assets of the deceased can be called in, properties sold, debts paid, and distributions made to beneficiaries. 

Our lawyers can take the stress out of this process, dealing directly with Banks, Accountants, Nursing Homes on your behalf, to collect and distribute your loved one’s estate.

Our lawyers offer expertise in conveyancing, in the event the sale of property was required.

What if there is a dispute?

You may be in a position to make a claim against a deceased estate or you may want to protect a deceased estate from someone who should not benefit from a Will. 

If you want to know about contesting a Will or protecting the wishes of a loved one who has passed, contact us today. Do not delay as time is of the essence. There are time limitations when it comes to disputes over Wills and Estates.

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Our legal services

Our lawyers provide expert assistance and advice in the following areas:

Family Law

  • Parenting and Property Matters
  • De Facto Separation 
  • Divorce 
  • Binding Financial Agreements 

Wills & Powers of Attorney

  • Wills 
  • Enduring and Non-Enduring Power of Attorney
  • Medical Treatment Decision Maker 
  • Guardianship Applications at VCAT

Deceased Estates, Estate Planning and Probate

  • Grant of Probate
  • Letters of Administration 
  • Contesting Wills 
  • Calling in and Distributing Assets from deceased estates

Conveyancing

  • Purchase 
  • Sale 
  • Transfer of Titles 
  • Caveats 

Intervention Orders

  • Family Violence Intervention Orders
  • Personal Safety Intervention Orders 
  • Representation at Court
  • Advice and assistance contesting an Intervention Order

Commercial & Residential Leases

  • Drafting Leases 
  • Advice and Review of lease documents
  • Disputes as to rental relief
  • Representation at VCAT

Maltese Legal Matters

  • Drafting Powers of Attorney 
  • Advice regarding Maltese matters
  • Referrals to lawyers in Malta 
  • Notary Public 

Client testimonials

David and I would like to thank you Marlene and all the staff at Ebejer Lawyers for their assistance in the sale of our property.

Joan

Marlene was recommended to me by a friend and thank God she did. Couldn’t have chosen a better person for the job. At a time when I felt my life was spiraling out of control, Marlene’s knowledge, dedication and positive attitude turned one of the worst experiences in my life into a bright future for myself and children with better than expected results. Her professional, friendly manner made dealing with such a deeply emotional issue just that little bit easy, and I would often walk out of her office with a smile. I cannot thank her enough. I would have no hesitation in highly recommending Marlene Ebejer to represent you as your legal representative.

Patricia
Very happy with this firm they helped me through a very difficult time with their knowledge and consideration . Would highly recommend them.
Sharon
Highly recommend – I have been receiving excellent service from the team at Ebejer & Associates. The legal advice and guidance provided has helped me navigate my role as an executor in a complex estate throughout the entire process. Really appreciate their always prompt responses and the high level of care they have demonstrated towards my case.
Adam

Accreditations & Memberships

Ebejer & Associates Lawyers are a proud supporter of Cancer Council Victoria’s Financial and Legal Support Program, providing legal support to vulnerable Victorians affected by cancer. If you, or someone you know, has cancer and needs support, learn about the services available at www.cancervic.org.au

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Ebejer & Associates Lawyers acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the regions we service, their diversity, histories and knowledge and their continuing connections to land, water and community. We pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, their Elders past, present and emerging.

Ebejer & Associates Lawyers

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