Law Info

Deed of Variation

A Deed of Variation is a legal document that changes the terms of a person’s Will after their death. Why would you need a Deed of Variation? There are several reasons why the beneficiaries to a Will may wish to change the terms of the Will. In all Australian States it is possible for eligible … Continue reading Deed of Variation

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

Should I Discuss My Will?

Is it a good idea to discuss your Will with your family before you pass. If you do and they are not happy, are they able to get a lawyer to make changes to your requests? Although you have no obligation to discuss your Will with your family before you pass it can be a … Continue reading Should I Discuss My Will?

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?