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.

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.

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.

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?

Queensland's Voluntary Assisted Dying bill have been debated last September 2021 and if passed, it will be available in early 2023. Watch the short video here about the proposed scheme and broader implications for terminally ill persons.

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.

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.


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.