Wills, Probate, Estate Planning & Family Provision Acts Claims

Watson Stafford Zipkis offers one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to obtain wills in the Fairfield and Sydney region. We can assist you with:

  • Drafting & updating wills
  • Applying for Probate
  • Assistance with claims against wills & estates
  • Deceased estate claims / defending deceased estates
  • Estate planning administration
  • Letters of Administration (in the event that a will is deemed invalid);
  • Supreme Court estate litigation; and
  • Assistance with the Family Provision claims under the Succession Act 2006

We always recommend keeping your will up to date as it makes distributing your estate far easier on your beneficiaries in what is already a hard enough time as it is.

Letters of Administration

In the some-what complicated event that a valid will has not been left, Watson Stafford Zipkis can assist you with applying for Letters of Administration to the Supreme Court of NSW. In these circumstances, there is legislation that details how an estate may be distributed and by whom. The Supreme Court can appoint an Administrator to distribute the estate under the Wills, Probate and Administration Act 1898.

The Family Provision Claims

If you expected to be a beneficiary of a will but have not been provided for, you can make a claim against the distribution of any estate under the Succession Act 2006, provided you can clearly set out reasons as to why you should be considered a beneficiary of the deceased estate.


Watson Stafford Zipkis can help you apply to the Supreme Court of NSW for Probate in instances where there is a valid will and you have been nominated as Executor of that will. The Supreme Court can then grant probate which authorises you to distribute the deceased estate in accordance with the provisions of the will.

Arrange a consultation with an experienced solicitor.