WILLS, DECEASED ESTATES, AND PROBATE LAWYERS IN FRANKSTON
A Well Drafted Will Could Save Tens of Thousands of Dollars!
Our Wills and Probates Specialist, Alysia Mein, is highly experienced, considered, and thorough in her approach. Practicing since 1994, her advice will ensure you avoid any pitfalls and ensure your will is detailed, clear, and concise. Don’t put it off any longer. Bayside Solicitors makes it a straightforward process for you. That process includes:
- A relaxed consultation with one of our friendly, experienced, and informative Wills Lawyer (Alysia Mein) at our Frankston office to discuss who you want to benefit from your Will and how best to ensure that your wishes are met; drafting of Will (and maybe Power of Attorney) documents, which are sent to you to read at your leisure.
- Further consultation with your lawyer to go through the drafted documents and ensure they match your instructions before signing;
- Retention of the original documents in our Deeds safe at no extra charge, with a copy of your Will, provided to you in a Will Envelope showing details of where the original is retained;
- Provision of a reasonable lump sum quote during the initial consultation (free if you decide not to proceed further at that time).
Deceased Estates and Probate
If you have been appointed as Executor of an estate, or your loved one has died without a Will, Bayside Solicitors can help you with all the legal requirements. We will:
- Assist you in applying for a Grant of Probate (where there is a Will) or a Grant of Letters of Administration (where there is no valid Will) from the Supreme Court so that you are formally appointed as a legal representative to deal with the assets of the estate;
- Ensure that the assets in the estate are collected as quickly as possible, debts are paid, and distributions to beneficiaries are made quickly and by the law;
- At all times, our lawyers keep you informed of what is happening in the administration of the estate;
- Rather than charging you at an increased hourly rate, we only charge you per the scales of costs set down by the courts, copies of which will be provided to you. This makes us a VERY economical choice.
Challenging a Will
If someone with whom you have a close relationship has died without making adequate provision for you, you may be able to apply to the Supreme Court for a provision to be made for you from the estate. There is a very strict time limit for such an application to be made, so please make an appointment to discuss your prospect of success as soon as possible after your loved one has died.
Why Choose Bayside Solicitors?
Expertise in Court Representation
Our team of dedicated wills and probate lawyers are regularly present in courtrooms, serving as both barristers and solicitors. This ensures comprehensive handling of your case from beginning to end, providing you with assured and competent legal representation.
Affordable Legal Services
We focus on minimizing the involvement of external barristers, which cuts down your legal expenses significantly. Our approach guarantees you receive top-notch legal services without the burden of excessive costs.
Strategic Office Location
Located near the Frankston Magistrates Court and the Legal Aid Office, our firm offers convenient access to crucial legal resources. This proximity allows for prompt and effective responses to your legal requirements.
Transparent and Reasonable Fees
Our pricing structure aligns with government-approved cost guidelines, ensuring that our charges are fair, clear, and consistent with the standard practices in the legal industry. This approach provides our clients with financial clarity and confidence.
Focus on Positive Outcomes
Our firm is dedicated to achieving the best possible results for our clients. Our efficient and committed team works diligently on your behalf, aiming to secure favorable outcomes in every case.
Approachable and Skilled Service
Engaging with our firm means experiencing a friendly yet professional atmosphere. We prioritize understanding and addressing your legal needs with both care and expertise.
Long-Standing Legal Experience
Established in 1998, our firm brings over two decades of legal experience to your case. This extensive history equips us with a deep understanding and knowledge to effectively handle your legal issues.
Record of Client Success
Our firm has successfully represented over 60,000 clients, demonstrating our commitment and effectiveness in handling various legal matters.
Unified Legal Team
Our firm boasts a stable and collaborative team of lawyers, who combine their individual expertise to offer comprehensive and customized legal support to each client.
Wide Service Range in Melbourne
We serve clients in various courts throughout Melbourne, including the Dandenong Magistrates Court, ensuring we can support clients across different locations in the city.
Detailed Legal Guidance
Our clients receive in-depth written advice about their cases and associated costs, ensuring they are well-informed and prepared throughout their legal proceedings.
Empathetic Legal Representation
Our solicitors are not only legally proficient but also empathetic and socially conscious, ensuring that your case is handled with understanding and that your interests are both represented and respected.
Call the Wills & Probate Lawyers Serving Mount Eliza, Frankston & The Mornington Peninsula
Bayside Solicitors provides a wide range of services, including property conveyancing, family law, small business, commercial and traffic offences. If you need more information on what actions you should take, contact Bayside Solicitors’ friendly receptionist at (03)9781 4822 to make an appointment at your convenience to discuss these matters in an obligation-free initial interview.