The Succession Act 1981 in Queensland provides that if someone is dissatisfied with the terms of a will, or if the deceased did not have a will and someone thinks the rules of intestacy are unfair, they can apply to the Court for ‘proper maintenance and support’ from the estate. The circumstances that give rise to a claim typically include:
- You have been left out of a will.
- You have not received what you thought you were entitled to.
- You have not received what you were promised.
Strict time limits apply in Queensland for applying for further provision from an estate. To better understand and protect your rights, please contact our office to arrange a free no obligation consultation.