Probate Lawyers Sydney

Uncontested Application!

An “Uncontested Application” requires expert legal advice from a lawyer who deals in Estate Litigation. When a person dies, there is a legal process that needs to be followed to allow their assets and liabilities to be administered. This process is referred to as a Grant of Probate and it requires the making of a … Continue reading Uncontested Application!

Celebrity Contested Wills

Celebrity Wills – What do James Brown, Jimi Hendrix, Anna Nicole Smith, Robin Williams and Gary Coleman all have in common?  All of the Wills left behind by these Celebrities were contested and challenged! Families, ex-wives, sibling rivalry… nothing is off limits! But when it comes down to it, isn’t there a bit of celebrity … Continue reading Celebrity Contested Wills

Can A Carer Challenge A Will?

It is possible for a Carer to challenge a Will. In New South Wales the Succession Act sets out the classes of people considered “eligible persons” to challenge a Will. As well as children and spouses of the deceased, one group of eligible persons to challenge a Will is a person who was living in … Continue reading Can A Carer Challenge A Will?

What is Estate Litigation?

What is Estate Litigation? Estate Litigation is a challenge to the Will of a deceased person. This challenge can arise in a number of ways including: The belief that when the deceased made their Will they were lacking testamentary capacity, which is the mental capacity and intent to make a Will. This issue will often … Continue reading What is Estate Litigation?

Husband Gets Wife’s Superannuation, Despite Her Leaving This To Her Children In The Will

Husband Gets Wife’s Superannuation, Despite Her Leaving This To Her Children In The Will Author – Graeme Heckenberg A recent Court case of highlights the special issues involved in estate planning where superannuation, and in particular a Self-Managed Superannuation Fund (SMSF), is involved. In this case, a wife died whose Will directed her superannuation to … Continue reading Husband Gets Wife’s Superannuation, Despite Her Leaving This To Her Children In The Will