Erica Mazzeo

Erica provides assistance in a range of estate planning and estate administration matters including:

  • Give Wills & Testamentary Trust Wills
  • Deed for Mutual Wills
  • Superannuation Death Benefit Nominations
  • Enduring Powers of Attorney
  • Enduring Guardianship Appointments
  • Applications for grants of Probate and Letters of Administration
  • Administration of deceased estates.

With a strong focus on delivering favourable outcomes for clients, Erica approaches her work with passion & professionalism. She enjoys the meticulous planning and research that can be involved in complex Estate matters as well as the holistic approach required to attend to each client’s unique needs.

Erica is in the process of studying a Bachelor of Laws at Southern Cross University.

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Areas of expertise


Margaret Antunes 2022

Phone: 02 9964 0499

Margaret has been the centre of Antunes lawyers since its conception in 1996.

Margaret’s commitment to the firm and her deep understanding of the legal practice has enabled her to significantly build on the firm’s success.

Under Margaret Antunes, Antunes has evolved into an elite legal practice and is renowned as the number one law firm north of the Sydney Harbour Bridge servicing clients nationwide and internationally.

With almost 40 years of experience, Margaret is actively involved in all areas of law which the firm practices in and her wealth of knowledge is spread across all teams at Antunes, ensuring that the firm delivers real value and certainty to all of its clients.

Margaret has expertise in:

  • Corporate and Trust structuring for asset protection and tax effectiveness;
  • Complex trust matters including breaches of trust and equitable duties;
  • Contract and Shareholder disputes;
  • Corporate advisory work relating to directors’ duties, breaches of the Corporations Act, and actions brought by Australian Securities Investment Commission (ASIC);
  • All property transactions, residential and commercial;
  • Acting for developers;
  • Dealing with investigations and prosecutions by federal and state regulators such as ASIC and the Fair Work Commission;
  • Preparing and advising on technical commercial and business contracts and service agreements;
  • Mergers and acquisitions;
  • Subdivision, titling, planning and development, GST, stamp duty and financing;
  • Land and environment planning; and
  • Building and Construction.

Being a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), a global society to which membership is admitted on merit in these practices, Margaret is particularly experienced in trust and estate planning law.

Margaret has a Bachelor of Laws (University of Sydney), Master of Laws (University of Sydney) in business, trade practices, tax and international business law.

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Guardianship

Wills, Power of Attorney & Guardianships

You may not think it’s the right time for a Will, or that you don’t need a Power of Attorney or enduring Guardianship. But you never know what life has in store, and peace of mind is priceless.

Wills, Power of Attorney (POAs) and Guardianships may not be top of your mind now but, whatever stage of life you’re at, it feels good knowing these things are in place. Antunes is ready when you are.

The comfort of knowing you have a Will that says exactly what you want to happen when you’re gone. The peace of mind knowing you have a trusted Power of Attorney or Guardian to look after your affairs and make the right decisions if you can’t. Life feels better with these things covered.

From the simplicity of a straightforward Will, to complex POAs and guardianships which ensure the future of your life in the hands of others, Antunes Lawyers has the specialised expertise you need to guide you through every stage and ensure your wishes are carried out seamlessly.

Advice on Wills, POAs and Guardianships, call us for a free chat

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Leading-edge knowledge across Wills, POAs & Guardianships, at your service.

An airtight Will is about much more than deciding who gets what, it’s about best-practice distribution and asset protection. A trusted POA gives you priceless peace of mind knowing what you want to happen will happen. And a smart Guardianship will have your back when you need it.

The right type kind of agreement. The right kind of people. The right terms and clauses. These are all crucial aspects to these legal arrangements which you need to consider carefully to ensure the right outcome.  Let us look after things for you.

Observing your wishes, protecting your assets, having your back.

  • Wills Expertise
  • POA Specialists
  • Guardianship ‘Go-To’
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Wills and Estates latest news and resources

What is a guardianship appointment?

A guardianship appointment is a document that allows you to appoint someone to make health, lifestyle and personal decisions on your behalf in circumstances where you do not have the capacity to make…

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How do I get a copy of someone’s will?

A beneficiary named in a will does not automatically receive a copy of the will of a deceased person. However, they have the right to request a copy be provided to them. Section 54 of the Succession…

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What happens to your Superannuation when you die?

Many people are not aware that proceeds held within a superannuation fund do not automatically form part of their estate when they pass away. It is important to be mindful of how super is dealt with…

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Wills, POAs & Guardianships expertise, at your service

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Retirement Villages

With the emotion which often comes with a move into a Retirement Village, crucial details can be missed and contracts can confuse. Having expert legal knowhow by your side is a huge help.

Our increasing elder population means more of our older loved ones are in Retirement Villages. But there’s liability in the legalities if you don’t know the law, so ask Antunes.

Moving into a Retirement Village is rarely an easy decision. Instead, getting to the decision-making point is an often an emotional rollercoaster that distresses and drains everyone closely involved. So, whether you’re the new resident, or you’re a concerned loved one, it’s easy to miss something.

New residents often don’t realise they’re not purchasing the freehold or strata, but instead find out too late they’ve just got a long-term lease. Entitlements to care facilities at the Retirement Village are often unclear, and there can be nasty surprises in contracts. But not with Antunes by your side.

Chat with Aged-Care legal specialists, for free

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For clarity and certainty in a Retirement Village move, talk to Antunes.

As the number of Retirement Villages, Villas and Units grows steadily in line with our increasing older population, there are more customers, more service providers, more variations in operational methods, and more potentially serious legal potholes to look out for.

What’s the nature of the contract, what are you actually paying for and on what terms? Are the care facilities included in the contract, or provided separately at extra cost? What happens if you die or want to leave? To get all the big questions answered properly, get Antunes on your side.

Specialists in ensuring an exceptional Retirement Village experience. 

  • Contractual Expertise
  • Finding hidden fees
  • Exit-Clause Eagle-Eyes
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Wills and Estates latest news and resources

What is a guardianship appointment?

A guardianship appointment is a document that allows you to appoint someone to make health, lifestyle and personal decisions on your behalf in circumstances where you do not have the capacity to make…

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How do I get a copy of someone’s will?

A beneficiary named in a will does not automatically receive a copy of the will of a deceased person. However, they have the right to request a copy be provided to them. Section 54 of the Succession…

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What happens to your Superannuation when you die?

Many people are not aware that proceeds held within a superannuation fund do not automatically form part of their estate when they pass away. It is important to be mindful of how super is dealt with…

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Probate & Estate Administration

Probate & Estate Administration

If you’re appointed as an Executor under a Will, or a loved one has died without leaving a Will, you’ll need the help of a skilled Probate & Estate Administration lawyer to move forward smoothly.

When it’s time for a loved one’s wishes to be carried out, there are a number of scenarios where you’ll need a Probate & Estate Administration lawyer. And if that’s the case, call Antunes.

 If a loved one dies and they appoint you an executor of their Will, or they haven’t left a Will and you’re involved in an application for Power of Attorney, Grants of Probate or Letters of Administration, you’re much better off engaging a specialist Probate & Estate Administration lawyer.

Legislation is long and complicated. Procedure is protracted and not user friendly. Personal emotions and family tensions can be super-charged. So, when it comes to Probate & Estate Administration, make sure you talk to Antunes – we’re here to help make things smoother and clearer.

Talk to Probate & Estate Administration pros, for free

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For pain-free Probate & Estate Administration, ask Antunes.

The last thing you need as an executor or associated party to a Will, is the stress, frustration and heartache that can be caused by delays as result of misunderstanding or missing something in the already-laborious application processes.

Grant of Probates in the Supreme Court. Letters of Administration. Wills without Executors. Deaths without Wills. Whatever Probate & Estate Administration you need help with, Antunes Lawyers specialise in ensuring a smooth experience and delivering the desired outcome.

A truly comprehensive suite of Probate & Estate Administration services.

  • By your side every step
  • Letters of Administration (no Will)
  • Grants of Probate
  • Letters of Administration (no Executor)
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Wills and Estates latest news and resources

What is a guardianship appointment?

A guardianship appointment is a document that allows you to appoint someone to make health, lifestyle and personal decisions on your behalf in circumstances where you do not have the capacity to make…

Read More

How do I get a copy of someone’s will?

A beneficiary named in a will does not automatically receive a copy of the will of a deceased person. However, they have the right to request a copy be provided to them. Section 54 of the Succession…

Read More

What happens to your Superannuation when you die?

Many people are not aware that proceeds held within a superannuation fund do not automatically form part of their estate when they pass away. It is important to be mindful of how super is dealt with…

Read More

Ask the professionals, we’re here for you

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Elder Abuse

Elder Abuse

Whatever shape it takes, Elder Abuse is deplorable. Survivors and those living with Elder Abuse deserve the very best legal representation, from experts in their field.

Elder Abuse can take many forms. Physical, psychological, emotional, sexual or financial. The legal help you choose should understand every aspect completely. Ask Antunes first.   

 In general terms, Elder Abuse is a single or repeated act, or lack of appropriate action, occurring within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust, which causes harm or distress to an older person. And it can include intentional or unintentional neglect.

No elderly person should live with abuse or lack of support. Ensuring those affected by Elder Abuse receive the expert legal help they deserve is a priority at Antunes Lawyers, and we see it as a personal mission make sure no-one is left wondering about what care is being given where.

Talk to experts who care, for free

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With Antunes, your Elder Abuse matter is in safe, understanding hands. 

Elder Abuse occurs in every corner of society, a lot, yet it receives nowhere near enough mainstream attention or combative action. In fact, in many areas of people’s private lives certain forms are overlooked, especially those more indirect or unintentional actions.

Whether it’s physical, psychological or financial abuse that has been witnessed or is clear to see, or one of the less visible, less obvious methods of abuse like the misuse of power of attorney behind the scenes, Antunes expert Elder Abuse lawyers look after you like you’re our own.

Expertise across every aspect of Elder Abuse, at your service.        

  • Physical Abuse
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Psychological Abuse
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Financial Abuse
  • Indirect & Unintentional
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Wills and Estates latest news and resources

What is a guardianship appointment?

A guardianship appointment is a document that allows you to appoint someone to make health, lifestyle and personal decisions on your behalf in circumstances where you do not have the capacity to make…

Read More

How do I get a copy of someone’s will?

A beneficiary named in a will does not automatically receive a copy of the will of a deceased person. However, they have the right to request a copy be provided to them. Section 54 of the Succession…

Read More

What happens to your Superannuation when you die?

Many people are not aware that proceeds held within a superannuation fund do not automatically form part of their estate when they pass away. It is important to be mindful of how super is dealt with…

Read More

Talk to a legal expert in Elder Abuse, for free

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Challenging A Will

If you’re involved with a challenge to a Will, you need a specialist lawyer by your side who empathises with the sensitivities and understands the finer details of the law.

Effectively managing your interests in the challenge of a Will takes an expert lawyer who knows the legislation inside out. With Antunes you’ll have the finest talent on your team.   If there’s doubt about mental capacity, undue influence, or there is suspicion of fraud or forgery, challenging a Will may be the next step for you or anyone else named as beneficiaries or trustees. If that happens, there are no guarantees, so you should get any action right first time.

When it comes to challenging Wills, the Antunes Lawyers philosophy is that no stone should be left unturned in the action we take to ensure that what you want to happen, happens. Taking the time to understand everything behind the challenge is what we do, and we’re here to help you.

Talk to an expert in challenging Wills, for free

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If there’s a challenge to a Will, Antunes has the expertise you need.

Challenging a Will is a big step with a significant burden of proof on whoever is challenging, and formidable legislative protections in place to uphold a legally prepared Will. So, whatever the issue and whatever your involvement, it pays to have specialists in the field looking after you.

Did the deceased lack mental capacity at the time they made their Will? Was the deceased unduly influenced in the making of their Will? Is there suspicion of fraud or forgery? If any of these questions are being asked in the challenging of a Will, Antunes will help you answer them.

When it comes to challenging Wills, we know what to do next.

  • Mental Capacity
  • Fraud Suspicions
  • Undue Influence
  • Forgery Allegations
Talk to Antunes

Wills and Estates latest news and resources

What is a guardianship appointment?

A guardianship appointment is a document that allows you to appoint someone to make health, lifestyle and personal decisions on your behalf in circumstances where you do not have the capacity to make…

Read More

How do I get a copy of someone’s will?

A beneficiary named in a will does not automatically receive a copy of the will of a deceased person. However, they have the right to request a copy be provided to them. Section 54 of the Succession…

Read More

What happens to your Superannuation when you die?

Many people are not aware that proceeds held within a superannuation fund do not automatically form part of their estate when they pass away. It is important to be mindful of how super is dealt with…

Read More

When there’s a challenge to a Will, go with the experts

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Aged Care

Dedicated to ensuring our older people are guaranteed dignity, choice and freedom in their later years, through diligent service, leading edge legal expertise, and true compassion.

Making sure things happen the right way in an Aged Care case is an emotional, high-pressure experience, so Antunes specialises in removing your worry and doing all the hard work.

There are a lot of legal considerations when you or your loved ones reach their older years. Future finance planning. Funding and obligations in personal care arrangements. Hospital and clinical authorisations. And there’s not just the legals to worry about, there’s a lot of pressure, too.

At Antunes Lawyers, we take a huge pride in being a true legal specialist across the Aged Care landscape. So, if you or a loved one are in need of legal guidance in Aged Care, with Antunes you’ll have the peace of mind that comes when you have real experts on your side.

Talk to an Aged Care expert, for free

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When it comes to legal services in Aged Care, ask Antunes.  

The Aged Care Quality Standards are set to ensure Australian provider services meet standards that protect your dignity, choice and freedom across personal and clinical care into the future. So, the key to securing the best outcome is complete understanding of who is obliged to do what.

Maintenance and cleanliness. Feedback and complaints. Human resources. Centrelink correspondence. Organisational governance. Finances and health care provision. With Antunes on your team, you can relax knowing our suite of expert Aged Care legal services has you covered.

When it comes to Aged Care law, Antunes is all you need.

  • Care home residency
  • Personal finances
  • Health & clinical care
  • Assessments & reporting
  • Maintenance matters
  • Complaints & feedback
  • Governance & legals
  • Centrelink correspondence
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Wills and Estates latest news and resources

What is a guardianship appointment?

A guardianship appointment is a document that allows you to appoint someone to make health, lifestyle and personal decisions on your behalf in circumstances where you do not have the capacity to make…

Read More

How do I get a copy of someone’s will?

A beneficiary named in a will does not automatically receive a copy of the will of a deceased person. However, they have the right to request a copy be provided to them. Section 54 of the Succession…

Read More

What happens to your Superannuation when you die?

Many people are not aware that proceeds held within a superannuation fund do not automatically form part of their estate when they pass away. It is important to be mindful of how super is dealt with…

Read More

Whatever aspect of Aged Care you need help with, we’re here for you

Call 02 9964 0499 now or fill in this form.

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wills & estates

Wills & Estates

From probate and estate administration, to challenging wills, aged care and elder abuse, Antunes Lawyers has the right legal skills to guide, care and deliver great outcomes with a human touch.

If you need help in Wills and Estates, rest assured that Antunes Lawyers has the expertise and the compassion to make sure the right result is achieved, as fast and smoothly as possible.  

There’s more to the Wills and Estates area of law than meets the eye. Because it’s not just about who you leave money and things to, Wills and Estates legal framework enables you to plan the future and care for loved ones with tailored strategy around legal, financial and medical matters.

For decades Antunes has been helping people from all walks of life navigate the complex legal paths around wills, powers of attorney, guardianships, aged care and estate planning. Which means that when you engage us, you know you have an expert by your side, with a finely tuned human touch.

Talk to a Wills & Estates professional, for free.

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A team of passionate Wills & Estates specialists, at your service

In Wills & Estates, there’s no room for mistakes. 

There are few areas of law that are so sensitive and impactful than Wills and Estates, so when you choose the right people to help in your matter it pays to make sure they can prove they know what they’re doing. Because when it comes to Wills and Estates, there’s no room for mistakes.

Challenging wills. Power of attorney. Guardianships. Probate and estate administration. Aged care. Retirement villages. Elder abuse. Wherever you need help in Wills and Estates, Antunes Lawyers has a first-class legal specialist on hand to help make sure things go the way you need them to.

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Wills and Estates latest news and resources

What is a guardianship appointment?

A guardianship appointment is a document that allows you to appoint someone to make health, lifestyle and personal decisions on your behalf in circumstances where you do not have the capacity to make…

Read More

How do I get a copy of someone’s will?

A beneficiary named in a will does not automatically receive a copy of the will of a deceased person. However, they have the right to request a copy be provided to them. Section 54 of the Succession…

Read More

What happens to your Superannuation when you die?

Many people are not aware that proceeds held within a superannuation fund do not automatically form part of their estate when they pass away. It is important to be mindful of how super is dealt with…

Read More

Talk to the Wills and Estates professionals today, feel better about tomorrow

Call 02 9964 0499 now or fill in this form.

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Lilliam Naranjo

Lilliam Naranjo

Lilliam joined Antunes Lawyers in April 2004 and is an integral member in managing the firm’s accounts. She enjoys the challenge of accounting and is enthusiastic in ensuring accounting efficiency and process completed across all matters.

She graduated from TAFE with Honours in Advance Diploma of Accounting and is a member of Institute of Public Accountants (IPA).

Her job involves all aspects of the accounting function, such as invoicing, data entry, debt collection, accounts receivable and payable, payroll, trust account diligence and Law Society of NSW compliance.

She also ensures that all office needs such as stationery and other office supplies are well maintained.

She liaises between clients and cross-functional internal teams to ensure the timely and successful delivery of our financial solutions according to client and firm needs. She is passionate, hard-working and an excellent team player.

Lilliam has extensive experience in bookkeeping to public company standards, and also provides a wealth of experience and knowledge in this area.

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