Get help with Wills and estates

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Get help with Wills and estates

We don't give legal advice about making or challenging Wills, but we may be able to give you some information over the phone. We may also be able to refer you to another organisation that can help you.

If we can’t help, we can refer you to other organisations that can.

Our publications

Our publication Your Will is a booklet that covers what you need to know if you are thinking of making or changing your Will in Victoria.

Other organisations that can help

Law Institute of Victoria

You can also find a private lawyer near you through the Law Institute of Victoria’s Legal Referral Service. All law firms included in the Legal Referral Service provide a free 30-minute interview. You can use this interview to understand more about the legal issue and discuss the available options and how much they will cost. Note that the free interview is not 30 minutes of free legal advice. 

Probate Office of the Supreme Court

The Probate Office deals with all applications for Grants of Representation of deceased estates in Victoria. Their website has information to assist people who are applying for a grant of probate. Registry staff may also provide advice and assistance to persons seeking to obtain representation in small estate matters.

Fitzroy Legal Service

Fitzroy Legal Service's Law Handbook has an example of a simple model Will and information about the things you might like to put in a Will. It is a guide only.

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