Estate Disputes

Once probate is granted, you may still be able to challenge the validity of the will, on the grounds that the deceased did not have capacity when they signed the will. Learn more about what this means here.

We do cherish promises from someone we trusted, and most promises are in form of verbal without any legal documentation. Can it be used as evidence against someone's estate? Christopher O'Connor, Director of ORG Solicitors, explains if an oral promise can hold up after the will of someone who passes away.

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.

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.

In a world of cryptocurrency and other online assets, understanding the importance of Digital Assets and the necessary Estate Planning for them, is crucial. ORG Solicitors make this topic simple and have experience in Digital Asset Estate planning. This video explains what Digital Assets are and provides real-world examples of why Estate Planning is needed.

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.


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.