Experienced Deceased Estate Lawyers in Melbourne & across regional Victoria

Being entrusted with a Deceased Estate is a daunting task, allow Stratus Legal Group to guide you through the process with fixed prices, no upfront payment and no hourly rates.

Deceased Estates

Stratus Legal Group offer all services associated with Deceased Estates, whether that be obtaining a Grant of Representation (also known as Probate or Letters of Administration), Administering an Estate, Contesting a Will, Defending an Estate or other Estate disputes.

We also offer the ability to “pick and choose” which services you require our assistance with and which aspects you would prefer to attend to yourself.

If anything becomes too much, we have the ability and knowledge to continue on where you left off.

A little more about our Deceased Estate services

A deceased estate is the collection of all the personal belongings and assets such as vehicles, home, shares and the like that are owned solely by the deceased at the time of their death. If something is owned ‘jointly’, that may not form a part of the deceased estate which is where a the role of a lawyer can be of great importance and assistance.

Yes, please seek the advice of an estate lawyer as soon as possible. 

The executor or administrator are responsible for sorting through any debts left by the deceased before distributing the estate between the beneficaries.

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    Things to Consider

    Here at Stratus Legal Group we understand that dealing with a deceased estate can be daunting and stressful, all the while you are still dealing with your grief. We aim to ensure you understand the next steps throughout the process and are always on hand to answer any question you may have.

    Providing everything that comes to mind is really important from the very start. Learning extra details from clients down the track can have a vast impact on the outcome of your matter which it is important to be open and honest with us.

    For Contesting Estates we offer ‘No Win, No Fee’ where you only pay our legal fees if your matter is successful. For Probate it is common that we offer payment at ‘End of Matter’ where payment is not due until the completion day.

    Our team are available through a variety of alternative methods including video calls (such as via Zoom and Microsoft Teams), face-to-face throughout Metropolitan Melbourne and Regional Victoria, telephone and email. If you prefer sending letters through Australia Post, don’t worry we can do that too. Whatever your choice of communication, our team will always do their best to keep in touch as regularly as possible, including returning calls, emails and letters.

    What Our Clients Say

    Read what some of our past clients have to say. The ethics and reputation of each one of our lawyers, precedes them individually and us as a firm.

    Just want to acknowledge the great support, professionalism and ongoing communication and advice that has been provided in a difficult time to resolve our dispute. Wishing you all the best for your future endeavours and

    We really appreciated the support and advice when recently organising the long process of Probate plus new Wills and related documents. Amy and Alex were very professional and knowledgeable, their down to earth approach made

    I recently had the pleasure of having Alex O’Donohue work for me on contesting a will. Alex is an extremely professional, efficient, and friendly lawyer. He was fast with all correspondence, contacting me on the

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