We have been recognised by the influential Doyles Guide as:
2017 Leading – Estate Litigation – Queensland
2017 Leading – Wills, Estates & Succession Planning Lawyers – Queensland
2017 Recommended – Estate Litigation – Australia
When you need the very best – call us!
You may wish to contest a will because you’ve been left out of the will, the will is missing or unclear, or if you suspect the will-maker was coerced or lacked capacity to make a will.
Our estate planning service will provide you with peace of mind after finalising your will and other necessary documents. We also ensure that following your death, those who will administer and benefit from your will enjoy peace of existence.
Executors of an estate have an obligation to engage in the due administration of the estate. Enormous obligations are cast upon an executor to gather in the estate, pay all testamentary debts and expenses and to distribute the estate in a correct and legal way.
Financial elder abuse is becoming more common. It is the improper or illegal use of an older person’s funds, property or resources. We believe it’s important to protect seniors against exploitation and abuse.
We offer a free, 10-minute phone consultation
Who We Are
Estate Battles is a specialty service provided by Mitchells Solicitors, and concentrates on contesting wills and will disputes, estate planning, wills, executor disputes, estate administration and elder abuse. Bryan Mitchell, the principal of Mitchells Solicitors, is an Accredited Specialist in Succession Law (wills and estates) and can offer expert advice. We can help you with wills, estate planning, trust law, will disputes, executor disputes, elder law and estate administration.
Accredited Specialist in Succession Law & Principal
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