At Parke Lawyers our Accredited Specialist Wills and Estate lawyers in Melbourne offer clear, effective and considered advice on all aspects of wills and estate planning, deceased estate and trust planning, estate litigation and powers of attorney. Our firm has been recognised by Doyle’s Guide as amongst the best in Victoria in both Wills and Estates and in Estates Litigation. We are committed to creating a comfortable environment where you can take the time to ensure your will is professionally prepared to protect the interests of your loved ones.
Wills & Estate Planning
At a time of emotional distress and bereavement, having made proper arrangements concerning your estate is one of the greatest gifts you can give to your loved ones. Don’t fall into the all too common trap of thinking you have plenty of time to arrange your affairs. Act now and protect your estate during your lifetime as well as after it.
The expert team of estate planning lawyers at Parke Lawyers offer clear and accurate advice. Our lawyers advise on all aspects of wills and estate planning, deceased estate and trust planning, estate litigation and powers of attorney.
Challenging a Will
Will disputes have become quite common, particularly with the rise of do-it-yourself will kits and the changing nature of Australian families. Our estate lawyers have vast experience in family provision applications, general claims against deceased estates and disputes over the validity of wills. Importantly, we are able to resolve more than 95% of cases before a court hearing, with particular emphasis on representing clients at mediations to resolve disputes. Of course some claims ultimately need to be resolved in court where we have a strong track record of success.
If you have a close relative, friend or partner and have not been provided for in their will, you may have an entitlement to part of their estate. Unfair wills can be challenged and most cases settle at mediation, often with your legal costs paid by the estate. Strict time limits apply, so call us today for an obligation-free discussion.
Defending a Will
Our estate lawyers also act for executors and beneficiaries in defending challenges to wills. Our team will explain your rights and obligations, the processes involved, and help prepare the best strategy to preserve the estate and respect the wishes of the deceased.
Contact us for more information on wills & estates.