CONTENTIOUS PROBATE MATTERS

Disagreements on the entitlement and distribution of assets after the passing of a loved one can cause considerable distress for families. We understand that each individual and family have their own unique set of circumstances. On a day-to-day basis, we draft wills for clients where we adopt a sensitive approach to minimise the stress and advise on the most efficient solution to minimise the potential of a dispute escalating on death. When a matter becomes contentious, we work patiently with the executors in managing all beneficiaries to find an agreeable resolution, while maintaining family relationships where possible.

We also advise beneficiaries who are unhappy with the way in which an estate is being administered. We can assist beneficiaries in ensuring their entitlements are met through negotiation, mediation, arbitration and, if necessary, litigation.