Probate & estates

Our experienced team can guide you through your role as executor or administrator, and make the complex process of administering a deceased estate as stress-free as possible.

Probate and letters of administration

In Victoria, the person administering a deceased estate is often required to obtain a Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration.

This grant allows a person to deal with the assets and liabilities of an estate, and will normally be required in circumstances where funds are deposited with a bank or real estate is to be dealt with.

Each estate is different, so it’s a good idea to seek legal advice about your position before deciding whether it is necessary for you to obtain a grant. At Russo & Russo we welcome your inquiries.

Will challenges and estate disputes

In Victoria, you have the right to challenge a Will where a deceased person has not met his or her responsibility to provide for you.

Please contact our office for more information about estate challenges.

Our Expertise

When a loved one has died, it can be a difficult time to deal with the administration that comes with a deceased estate.

We have been guiding clients through the Probate and Letters of Administration processes for over 35 years. During this time, we have built an extensive network of outside professional contacts including tax agents, valuers, real estate agents, and other professional advisers that may be required to assist you in your tasks as an executor or administrator.

We strive to make this complex and time-consuming process as straightforward as possible for you.

Other advice
We can also advise on a number of property transfer related issue such as:
  • Capital gains tax alerts;
  • Stamp duty calculations and reductions;
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax) issues;
  • How to structure your purchase;
  • Pensioner concession and discount advice
Other services
Secure document storage. We can store your:
  • Wills;
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Certificates of Title
  • …free of charge in our fireproof Deeds safe. File and document management system. Our state of the art file management system means that your file is easily accessible and copies of all correspondence and important documents are permanently stored and scanned into our system.

Here is how our expert team can help you