Resources

So you’ve been appointed as executor of a will – What next? The death of a loved family member or friend is invariably a difficult time, and without a properly implemented estate plan, it can become an unfortunate burden on the executor of the deceased person’s estate – once again reaffirming the importance of fulsome estate planning that can minimise distress at that unfortunate time.

At its most basic level, a grant of probate is simply a Supreme Court order, given to an executor, that identifies the executor as the person to deal with the deceased person’s estate.

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.

Under section 40 of the Succession Act 1981 (Qld), any child who is a natural child, is a child of the deceased.

So you’ve been appointed as executor of a will – What next?

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

The level of trust you should have in an attorney, prior to their appointment.

Who gets what, and who does what, when you die without a will?

Buying your first home……5 tips to make the process as smooth as possible

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.

Top