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The team at Smith Family Law has over 30 years of family law and probate/estate litigation experience. We are experts in our field with the technical skills and foresight to provide practical and outcome focused advice to our clients from the outset.

We listen to your needs and provide clear advice so that we can resolve matters in a timely and cost-effective manner.

Smith Family Law services clients across Victoria in family law, probate and estate litigation, with offices in Melbourne, Sunshine and Williamstown.

We focus on negotiating settlements and resolving issues quickly and amicably with the aim to keep both costs and stress to a minimum. We help empower our clients through one of the most stressful times in their lives while acknowledging that agreement will not always be reached. If that happens in your case, we provide expert representation and guidance at court.

Providing a high level of service, empathy and understanding for our clients is at the core of what we do.

How can we help you today?

03 8625 8957 [email protected]

We're here to help deliver a clear path forward to secure your family's future. Getting professional advice early is a great step.

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When is probate not required in Victoria?

When is probate not required in Victoria?

A Grant of Probate or a Grant of Letters of Administration are the two ways in which a person can obtain a Grant of Representation. However, there are occasions when a Grant of Probate is not required, or not appropriate.
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Tasks for the executor after probate is granted

Tasks for the executor after probate is granted

Probate is the process of the Court confirming that the Will is valid and the executor may distribute the assets of the deceased estate. Once probate is granted, the executor needs to attend to several steps before distributing the assets as outlined in the Will of the deceased.
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How does mediation work in family law matters?

How does mediation work in family law matters?

When the issues in question are as important as your children, wellbeing, or home, it is important that you are at the forefront of the decision-making process. Mediation is one of several alternative dispute resolution processes in family law which can provide a forum for both parties to negotiate their options and reach an agreed resolution.
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How long does an application for a Grant of Probate take?

How long does probate take in Victoria?

The timeframe for probate in Victoria can vary, depending on a number of factors. Generally, the official Court process of granting an application for a Grant of Probate, assuming the application is complete and accurate, will be 1-4 weeks. However, there are other matters that can delay probate.
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