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  • Will Your Executor Do the Right Thing?

    26 NOVEMBER 2019 PROBATE & DECEASED ESTATES

    Difficult disputes can arise when administering an estate requiring in depth legal advice that can be expensive! Read more

  • A Parent’s Obligation Is To Their Children: Grandchildren Must Exercise Patience!

    13 SEPTEMBER 2017 ESTATE DISPUTES CONTESTING A WILL PROBATE & DECEASED ESTATES

    Grandparents generally do not have a responsibility to provide for grandchildren. So what happens when grandchildren try and bring a claim against their grandparent's estate? Read more

  • Mother Cuts Daughters From Will...But Court Disagrees!!

    27 OCTOBER 2016 CONTESTING A WILL ESTATE DISPUTES PROBATE & DECEASED ESTATES

    A parent is entitled to cut a child out of their will, particularly if there has been a serious break down in the relationship. However the reason behind the break down of the relationship can be reviewed by the court and adjustments in gifts can be made at the courts discretion. Read more

  • Experiencing a Delay with a Retirement Village Accommodation Bond?

    25 AUGUST 2016 PROPERTY LAW & CONVEYANCING PROBATE & DECEASED ESTATES

    It is recommended you seek legal advice when dealing with retirement village contracts as the contract can be large with many conditions. Retirement Villages are subject to the Retirement Villages Act, but as long as a village complies with the Act it can decide on the details of its arrangements with its residents! Read more

  • Does your Will work with your Superannuation? Binding Death Nomination's can be tricky seek out an Expert!

    06 JUNE 2016 WILLS & ESTATE PLANNING PROBATE & DECEASED ESTATES

    When considering estate planning documents often clients think about keeping their wills and power of attorney's up to date but forget about making their superannuation work with their will and thus risk their wishes not being carried out. You must ensure that your superannuation death benefit ends up with the correct beneficiary or risk the Trustee ignoring your wishes! Read more

  • Was a Will made in Suspicious Circumstances?

    26 MAY 2016 ESTATE DISPUTES CONTESTING A WILL PROBATE & DECEASED ESTATES

    Are you a beneficiary of a Will? Do you think there are suspicious circumstances surrounding the Will’s preparation? This article talks about what circumstances are deemed suspicious by the court and how you can avoid an invalid Will.. Read more

  • Where There is a ‘Will’ There is a Relative!

    05 APRIL 2016 CONTESTING A WILL LITIGATION & DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROBATE & DECEASED ESTATES

    When relatives of the deceased are removed from a Will, claims against the Estate are made. In order for the overlooked relatives’ claims to be successful, they must prove that the deceased was obliged to make adequate provision for their proper maintenance and advancement.. Read more

  • Forging a Will

    01 MARCH 2016 WILLS & ESTATE PLANNING ESTATE DISPUTES PROBATE & DECEASED ESTATES

    Thinking of Forging a Will? Think again! We can assist you to ensure that your wishes are carried out correctly and minimise the chance of disputes with beneficiaries however forgery can cause more delays and damage than what it is worth! Read more