We administer estates from the extremely simple to the complex and disputed. Our approach is to find and guide the parties down the most direct path to discharging the executors’ responsibilities and finalising the distribution of the estate.
Stokes Lawyers will work with the family and executor to minimise unnecessary expenses, reduce the risk of a dispute or claim and to discharge their responsibilities as an executor. Due to the number of estates that we assist with, we are able to offer fixed-pricing for nearly all administration tasks or matters.
Our simple factsheet can assist executors to understand their role. We can assist if necessary or if advice, a probate or grant is required or a court application is required to administer the estate.
While we rarely need to defend an estate in which we prepared the estate documents, we act in all types of estate litigation in Queensland.
The most common form of dispute is a Family Provision Application in which one or more parties seek to adjust the terms of the will. We both defend and assist claimants successfully in these matters.
We assist clients with all forms of estate litigation including:
- contested applications for a grant of probate or administration of an estate
- rectification of a will
- statutory wills
Stokes Lawyers are known within the profession for a firm, yet common-sense approach to estate dispute resolution. All enquiries are in confidence.