Deferred Fees Arrangement

Are you waiting for payment from an estate? Are you an executor who does not yet have funds for estate administration? Are you involved in a Will Dispute?

If so, we understand the need to conserve your resources. That's why we have initiated a Deferred Fees Arrangement that many clients in such situations can take advantage of. Contact us now to know exactly where you stand and whether or not you qualify. We’ll assess your claim without obligation and discuss our Deferred Fees Arrangement with you. With a Deferred Fees Arrangement, there is nothing to pay until there are funds made available from the estate. The arrangement is offered to executors and beneficiaries in many estate administration, estate litigation and Family Provision Application (FPA) scenarios.  

How does a Deferred Fees arrangement work?

Our expert team understands the financial and other stresses that most people encounter when dealing with a deceased estate, which is why we offer a convenient Deferred Fee Arrangement. If we accept your case for a Deferred Fee Arrangement - as executor, administrator or beneficiary - there are no upfront costs you need to pay. It's as simple as that.

In what cases are Deferred Fees available?

We offer our Deferred Fee Arrangement to executors and beneficiaries for many Estate Administration and Estate Litigation issues. Our team will assess your situation and discuss your matter with you in detail and let you know whether the option can apply. Don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss. We are more than happy to answer your questions.

Can anyone ask for Deferred Fees?

Yes. We will investigate your circumstances and decide if a Deferred Fee Arrangement can be offered. The arrangement is provided on a case-by-case basis to claims and entitlements we believe have legal merit.

If you are unsure of whether or not you qualify for our Deferred Fee Arrangement, please contact us and a member of our Estates and Wills team will be in touch with you to discuss.

What are our obligations under a Deferred Fee Arrangement?

Before any work is undertaken on your behalf, we provide a written agreement that specifies your obligation to pay fees is deferred until the estate has funds from which you are entitled to direct that we be paid for our services. The agreement will specify our promise to:

  • Undertake your work in a timely manner;
  • Provide regular updates on the progress of your matter; and
  • Speak with you regarding any special, unusual or unexpected expenses that could be incurred.

Please don’t hesitate to contact our team if you have any questions relating to our Deferred Fee Arrangement.

What should I do to assist the process?

Please ensure that you:

  • Are completely open, honest and transparent with our team members;
  • Let us know of any change in your circumstances as it may have an impact on your affairs;
  • Maintain open dialogue with us to enable us to finalise the matter promptly.

There are strict time limits that apply to many Wills and Estate matters so if you are unsure of your legal position or anything pertaining to our Deferred Fee Arrangement, please contact us today.

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Start the Process

Contact our Wills and Estate lawyers by sending us an email and we’ll get in touch shortly, or phone between 8:30AM and 5:00PM Monday to Friday — we would be delighted to speak.

Office hours — 1300 580 413

Monday8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Friday7:30 am - 5:00 pm
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

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