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Probate Office Melbourne Victoria

LAWYER HELPLINE: ☎ 1800 455 260

Our Litigation Lawyers Only Deal With Contested Probate And Disputed Wills

The Supreme Court of Victoria makes orders in relation to the validity of a will of a deceased person, the appointment of an Executor or an Administrator and the administration of deceased estates. Matters relating to disputes are also dealt with by the Supreme Court of Victoria

Probate forms can be obtained online :-

The probate office for Victoria is situated at:-

    Probate Office
    Supreme Court of Victoria
    Level 2
    436 Lonsdale Street
    Melbourne
    Victoria
    VIC 3000

    Postal Address:
    Probate Office
    Supreme Court of Victoria
    210 William Street
    Melbourne
    Victoria
    VIC 3000

All births, marriages and deaths in Victoria are on record at :-

    Victoria Registry of Births Marriages & Deaths
    595 Collins St
    Melbourne
    Victoria
    VIC 3000

Our Litigation Lawyers Only Deal With Contested Probate And Disputed Wills

In cases where some beneficiaries or potential beneficiaries are not happy with matters relating to the will or the appointment or behaviour of an executor or administrator legal action can be taken in a court of law by a contested probate solicitor. A caveat is a 'warning' that is obtained by a probate solicitor lodging an application in court which requires notification to be sent out to the caveator in the event that anyone applies for a grant of representation thereby allowing time for the caveators probate solicitor to make a full application to the court to object to the applicant.

An injunction is usually obtained by a contested probate solicitor after the administrator or executor is appointed to make that person do something or to stop that person from doing something. An injunction may be granted on an emergency ex-party basis subject to a full court hearing at a later date on notice to all affected parties. In all testamentary matters an aggrieved party can make application to the court on notice to all concerned parties which may then proceed at a leisurely pace in accordance with the normal rules and procedures of litigation. All probate solicitors will advise that legal Action should not be entered into lightly as there is always the potential sanction of an award of costs against the loser to any action. The general rule is that the loser pays and most courts are reluctant to overturn the wishes of the testator except in extreme cases such as those involving dishonesty or potential dishonesty if for example the appointed executor or administrator is a known and convicted fraudster.

LAWYER HELPLINE: ☎ 1800 455 260