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Deceased Estate Melbourne

Helping You Navigate the Legal Process with C & H Lawyers

Losing a loved one is understandably a painful, emotional experience. And when a person dies, leaving behind assets and property, dealing with estate disputes can be overwhelming. That's where our team comes in—our probate lawyers are here to help guide you and ensure your loved one's wishes are respected throughout the legal process of managing their estate.

We understand that dealing with a deceased person's estate can be one of the toughest challenges in life. When you're grieving the loss of someone dear, the last thing you want to deal with is piles of paperwork, legal jargon, and smoldering family conflicts. But with our help, navigating through this difficult time can be made easier and faster.

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Understanding the Deceased Estate Process

The first step in dealing with a deceased estate is to understand the process involved. It can be a complex and time-consuming process, involving various legal and administrative tasks, including getting a deceased estate clearance, preparing the necessary legal document, and checking on the family's financial circumstances. Here are some of the key steps to be taken:

Identifying and valuing assets and liabilities
Applying for probate (if necessary)
Paying off debts and taxes
Distributing assets to beneficiaries

With so many steps involved, it can be helpful to have an experienced family law expert on your side to guide you through the process and ensure that everything is handled properly.

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C & H Lawyers: Your Trusted Legal Advisor

Our team of lawyers has a wealth of experience dealing with deceased estates of all sizes and complexities. We can provide you with the expert advice you need to help you navigate the legal process and ensure that the estate is managed in a timely and efficient manner.

Services Offered by C & H Lawyers

Here are some of the services that we offer to help you deal with a deceased estate:

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Probate and Letters of Administration

If your loved one left a will, you may need to apply for probate. This is the process of proving that the will is valid and obtaining a grant of probate from the Supreme Court. If your loved one did not leave a will, you may need to apply for letters of administration. This is the process of obtaining legal authority to manage the estate.

Estate Administration

Once you have obtained probate or letters of administration, the estate administration process begins. Identifying and valuing assets and obligations, paying off debts and taxes, and distributing assets to beneficiaries are all part of this process. Our lawyers can help you with every element of estate administration, including:

Collecting and distributing assets
Negotiating with creditors
Preparing estate tax returns
Disputes over the distribution of assets
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Estate Planning

At C & H Lawyers, we believe that the best way to deal with a deceased estate is to plan for it in advance. Our lawyers can help you develop an estate plan that reflects your wishes and ensures that your assets are distributed accordingly. We can assist you with:

Drafting wills and trusts
Powers of attorney and guardianship
Estate tax planning
Asset protection strategies

Here are some other services we provide:

Using estate laws to interpret the deceased's Will
Notifying government agencies such as Centrelink and Veterans Affairs
Intestacy (the lack of a Will)
Identifying estate assets and liabilities
Obtaining estate financial assets such as superannuation, bank accounts, stock options, outstanding loans, and insurance payouts
Paying off estate bills such as mortgages, funeral fees, and testamentary charges
Administering trust funds
Organising information for estate tax returns
Family mediation and negotiation
Providing advice to executors and trustees on their roles and rights
Application to the Supreme Court for Will Probate
Requesting Letters of Administration (if the Will is ruled defective or lacking)
Obtaining valuations of estate property
Estate sales and transfers, including estate auctions
Business succession and asset protection
Providing advice on family and testamentary trusts
Distributing bequests and inheritances to beneficiaries
Defending estate lawsuits and contesting wills at the Supreme Court

Why Choose C & H Lawyers?

Choosing the right lawyer to handle your deceased loved one's estate is an important decision. Here are some reasons why C & H Lawyers is the right choice:



Our lawyers have a wealth of experience dealing with deceased estates. We have helped countless clients navigate the legal process and ensure that their loved one's estate is managed properly and efficiently.


Personalised Service

We feel that each client is unique, and we take the time to learn about your needs and desires. We provide personalised service and practical legal advice tailored to your specific circumstances.

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Compassionate Approach

Dealing with a deceased person's estate can be a difficult and emotional time. Our lawyers are here to provide you with compassionate support and guidance every step of the way.

Get In Touch With An Experienced Melbourne Estate Lawyer Today

If you've recently lost a loved one and are feeling overwhelmed by the legal process, let C & H Lawyers help ease your burden. Our experienced team of lawyers specialises in deceased estates in Melbourne, and we're here to guide you through every step of the way. Don't go through this difficult time alone. Contact us today and let us take care of the legalities so you can focus on what really matters: honoring your loved one's memory.

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