Wills & Estate Lititgation

Common Questions about Will Disputes and Estate Litigation

Will disputes and estate litigation are often complex matters that require clear and professional understanding. Will disputes can happen due to various reasons. There are some matters that you may need to consider when planning to contest a will. 

Listed below are the common questions about estate litigation and will disputes:

What should I do if I feel I am unfairly left out of a will?

It’s always an emotional and challenging decision to contest the ...

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Contesting a Will in Queensland – Here’s What You Need to Do

Contesting a will (or challenging the administration of an estate if there was no will) can be a delicate and complex matter to resolve. The courts are quite wary and careful about interfering with the wishes of a deceased person. However, there are situations when contesting a last will is absolutely necessary, especially when a beneficiary feels they’ve been treated unfairly. This is commonly called a Family Provision Application (FPA).

Whenever someone wants to contest a will, ...

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Top 8 Forgotten Assets When You Die In Your 30’s

If you are tasked with being the Executor or Administrator of the estate of a lost loved one who left this world too soon, you know that whilst still grieving you must act in an administrative role to close out their affairs. After organising the funeral, the next step is to ascertain the lost loved one’s assets and liabilities.

Typical assets and liabilities may include, for example:

  • real estate
  • mortgages
  • cars
  • personal loans
  • cash
  • bank accounts
  • credit cards
  • furniture and household appliances
  • jewellery
  • shares and other investments
  • business holdings
  • insurance policies
  • superannuation

Determining the Liabilities ...

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Got Crypto Currency? Get a Will.

As 2017 nears an end, there has been one strong theme in the world of financial markets and wealth accumulation: the rise of Bitcoin and crypto currency. Generation Y are fast acquiring crypto currency such as Bitcoin as an investment for the future, with Generation X reluctantly following, both seeing huge profits over a very short period of time. In the history of finance, there has never been anything like it in both terms of the product and the short ...

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