Estate Litigation

After a person passes away – whether or not the person leaves a valid Will – there may be someone who was excluded from the Will or a named person who did not receive a fair distribution of the estate to challenge the estate.

In Victoria, this is known as a Testators Family Maintenance claim (TFM claim) – or, more simply, an estate claim.

There are certain categories of people who may challenge a Will such as:

  • Husband or wife
  • A de-facto or same sex partner
  • A child
  • A former husband or wife
  • Grandchildren
  • Someone who has ever been dependent on the deceased

We represent clients in this area as follows:

  • Those needing to bring a claim against the Estate; and
  • Executors acting on behalf of the Estate, where a claim has been brought by a party making a claim against the Estate.

If you believe that you have not been properly catered for in the Will or if you are an Executor who has been approached by a party seeking to make a claim on the Estate, contact us for a confidential discussion on 1330 907 335. Alternatively, please complete the enquiry form on this page.

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Melbourne CBD

Level 8,
446 Collins Street
Melbourne Vic 3000


Level 8,
1341 Dandenong Rd,
Chadstone Vic 3148


Level 2,
311 Lonsdale St
Dandenong Vic 3175


Ground Flr,
435 Nepean Hwy
Frankston Vic 3199


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441 South Road
Moorabbin Vic 3189


Ground Flr,
84 Hotham St,
Preston Vic 3072


Level 5,
12 Clarke Street
Sunshine Vic 3020