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.
The word ‘probate’ is often thrown around when talking about the administration of a deceased person’s estate. But exactly what is probate in QLD? And do I need it? We take this opportunity to briefly outline what probate is, who gets probate and what it means.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Need a Copy of a Will?
If you need a copy of a Will and/or are seeking legal advice, the team at O'Connor Rudy and Garrett can assist you. We will contact you to confirm additional details and then organise contacting the required parties to secure a copy of the Will for you.