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!
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
A dairy farmer's son who "doesn't like cows" is fighting a family estate battle in the High Court over his right to inherit the family farm. Clive Shaw, 55, said he had worked on the farm in New York, Lincolnshire, from the age of seven, and was promised that it would...
The act of marriage often means that the surviving spouse inherits everything from the deceased, but what about in cases where marriage is used as a tool to gain access to assets? In June a New York judge ruled that a woman was not entitled to an inheritance she said...
The sister of a millionaire who amassed her fortune living a frugal lifestyle has won a court case to prove a postcard she wrote is a valid will. Kathleen Steiner, 59, from Taranaki on New Zealand's North Island, died in hospice care in her sister's arms after a 'very...
Where We Are
We also have offices in Brisbane City and the Sunshine Coast by appointment only.