Welcome To Estate Battles

We are experts in contesting wills, will disputes, and executor disputes.

We are open for business but are doing things differently to keep our staff safe and our clients safe. Therefore, if you would like legal advice from us – we are available. We will make an appointment with you, either by way of video conference (and we can show you how to do that) or just by way of telephone. We can all connect easily.

We have been recognised by the influential Doyles Guide as:

 

  • 2019 Leading – Wills & Estates Litigation – Queensland
  • 2019 Leading – Wills, Estates & Succession Planning Lawyers – Queensland

 

When you need the very best – call us!

Contesting A Will

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.

Estate Planning

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.

Estate Administration

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.

Elder Law

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.

Bryan Mitchell

Bryan Mitchell

Accredited Specialist in Succession Law & Principal

Mehera Saunders

Mehera Saunders

Special Counsel

David Graham

David Graham

Senior Associate

Kylee Ghodsi

Kylee Ghodsi

Senior Associate

Kate Muller

Kate Muller

Senior Associate

Naomi Williams

Naomi Williams

Solicitor

Eirini Georgiou

Eirini Georgiou

Solicitor

Our Blog

Is An Equal Inheritance Fair?

A son who inherited a “mere £1.6m” from his wealthy father launched an estate battle with his siblings over the rest of their parents’ £10m fortune, claiming that the fact that he and his siblings had all received an equal inheritance was unfair. Gary McDonald claimed...

Should A Parent’s Killer Inherit Their Estate?

Should a man who killed his parents be able to inherit their estate? In December 2014, Scott Settree got into an argument with his parents Ian and Margaret over a bottle of wine. They wanted him to replace one he'd drunk without asking. The 46-year-old became enraged,...

How To Be Prepared For Death

Your own death is not a topic you like to think about, but being prepared for death can save your family and loved ones a lot of heartache. It also increases the chances that your wishes will be honoured and that your loved ones are looked after following your death....

Where We Are

We also have offices in Brisbane City and the Sunshine Coast by appointment only.

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