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If you feel you have been unfairly left out of a will, or that you haven’t received what you thought you were entitled to in a will, or you haven't received what you were promised from a will, you may have grounds to contest the will. This is what you will need to know if you want to contest a will in Queensland.

If you are a stepchild and you feel you were not fairly provided for by someone with whom you have a family relationship with, or someone that you were dependent on, you may have the right to make a family provision claim in QLD. Read more for all the necessary information in making your family provisions claim.

If you feel you have been unfairly left out of a will, you may have grounds to contest the will. This is all you will need to know regarding how to contest a will in Queensland.

Each case is unique and without discussing your matter in person, it’s unlikely you will be able to find the right advice from a general blog. We highly recommend coming in for a Free Discovery session to find out where you stand and if you have a case.

This interview with young farmer Charlotte Wundersitz on Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)  - Women need more say in Farm Succession Plan is a shining example of the shift in the farming industry.

The Pyjama Foundation was founded in 2004 to give children in foster care the opportunity to change the direction of their lives with learning, life skills and confidence. O’Connor, Ruddy & Garrett are are passionate about the work Bronwyn Sheehan and her team of angels do, so we will donate a percentage of every new will that we write, to the foundation.

If you feel you have been unfairly left out of a will, you may have grounds to contest the will. This is all you will need to know regarding how to contest a will in Queensland.

Estate litigation enjoys a relatively unique status in litigation. In most court cases, it is relatively standard for the losing party to be ordered to pay the legal costs of the winning party.

Challenging and contesting a will may sound the same but there are unique differences between them and can lead to different outcomes for estate claim. Find out the differences and reasons to contest or challenge a will.

Contesting a will often comes with strict time limits, so you must act quickly if you intend to make a claim. Find out the ins-and-outs regarding the time limits when contesting a will.

The Courier-Mail ran a story on a case where a friend of the deceased was hoping to get the changes the deceased made to his will on a beer carton validated as his final will. Below is our summary of the case:

As much as estate solicitors go on about the importance of having a will, or having an up-to-date will, it’s not because we are bored and are seeking work – it’s because of the all too real situations we come across when we see things go wrong. Read more about a real-life situation and consequences that came as a result of not having an up-to-date will.

Without stoking the embers or fearmongering, the reality of COVID-19 and its disruption on our livelihoods is now an undisputable reality.

One question we are frequently asked is does a child or grandchild of a deceased have the right to contest a will?

Suspect the Executor isn’t properly administering the Estate?  What can you do to remove them?

Have concerns about the validity of a will? Will validity disputes are inherently complex, Below we include a brief summary of the various will validity challenges.

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