For a Will to be valid, it must meet certain formal requirements. In broad terms, the Will needs to be in writing, signed by the person making it before two witnesses. So, what happens when a … [Read more...] about
If you have recently moved to QLD from another Australian State or Territory, it may be time to review your Will and Enduring Power of Attorney. The legislation regarding Wills and Enduring Powers … [Read more...] about Is it time to review your Will and Enduring Power of Attorney?
This is the fifth in our series answering common questions about Estate and Probate disputes. I am often asked whether a “Homemade Will” is sufficient and whether it will “do the job”. It is a … [Read more...] about Is my “Homemade Will” enough?
This is the fourth in our series answering common questions about Estate and Probate disputes. We are often asked about the need to obtain a Grant of Probate as part of the administration of a … [Read more...] about Do I need to get Probate?
This is the second in our series answering common questions about Estate and Probate disputes. Challenging the validity of a Will is different to challenging a distribution under a Will - which was … [Read more...] about The Will’s not valid!!!
This article is the first in our series answering common questions about Estate and Probate disputes. Q: Can I challenge a Will if I have been left out of it, or named in it but treated … [Read more...] about Have you been left out of a Will?
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Queensland Government has passed new regulations for signing Wills, Enduring Powers of Attorney and Advance Health Directives. The new regulations allow … [Read more...] about New requirements for signing Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney
The answer is - it depends. At the end of last year, the NSW Court of Appeal considered a Judge’s finding that an 85 yr old gentleman Mr Croft, who died in 2016 retained the required capacity to … [Read more...] about Would hallucinations and cognitive impairment prevent you from making a valid Will?
In the current COVID-19 climate, it is crucial people sort fact from fiction. We have received a number of enquiries from concerned clients regarding their Wills and Enduring Powers of … [Read more...] about Close enough? The effect of COVID-19 on signing your Will & Enduring Power of Attorney
Where a person passes away with a valid Will appointing an Executor, the Executor will typically make the funeral and burial arrangements. A Will often contains the wishes of the Deceased regarding … [Read more...] about Funeral Expenses – what is a reasonable way to go?