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Estate Disputes

state 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.

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?

Generally speaking, an attorney owed a duty of absolute loyalty to the principal – meaning that the attorney must place the principal’s interests above their own, and always act in the principal’s best interests.

So, you’re Executor (or Administrator) of the Estate – and now there’s Litigation. What to do next?

The following summary sets out some steps when it comes to Contesting a Will in Qld. It includes relevant time frames and procedures when contesting a will and any family provision an applicant ought to be mindful of for Queensland matters.

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.

Under Queensland’s Succession Act 1981, the mentioned categories of persons are eligible to contest the estate of a deceased person.

Contesting a will (also known as family provision or further provision applications) requires proof. Here's everything you need to know.

The question of who has the right to try and contest the terms of a will depend ultimately on a number of factors, from where the deceased considered 'home,' to their family setup. learn more about the eligibility and criteria when it comes to who can contest a will.

You may have heard of it, but what actually is it?

In Queensland, there was a perception for a long time that the estate covered the costs for both the successful and unsuccessful parties when claiming against the estate.

If you are considering claiming against an estate it is important to act sooner rather than later. The court in Queensland will refuse to hear your claim if you have unexplained delays.

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