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?
Dying without a valid Will is bad enough but combine it with failing to make a binding nomination regarding your superannuation entitlements and the consequences can be disastrous. Many younger … [Read more...] about Don’t tell Mum – half the death benefit is gone!
Not only did one Mr James Tedesco sink the hearts of all Queenslanders with a last-minute try to clinch this year’s State of Origin Series, now those pesky southerners are trying to disrupt the … [Read more...] about It’s enough to give you the (estate planning) blues…