Category: Wills & Estates

The Secret Daughter

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When someone dies without leaving a Will, they are said to have died “intestate” and their assets are distributed in Queensland pursuant to the rules of intestacy set out in...

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Burial Disputes

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The death of a loved one is an extremely difficult time for family members. For many people, an important part of the grieving process is ‘saying goodbye’ during a funeral...

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The Lost Will

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When you draw up a Will, it is common for a law firm to hold the Will in their fire proof safe custody facility.

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Will Drafting - Not a Job for the Lay Person

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While many people consider that they can draft their own Will and that it is an unnecessary expenditure to engage a solicitor to do it for them, this may be...

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The Case of the Missing Body

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Before you can administer an Estate, it is essential to be able to prove the death of the Testator (i.e.

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Death, Super and Conflicts of Interest

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It is common that the largest asset of a Deceased’s Estate is Superannuation.  It is also becoming more common for a person to die without leaving a valid Will (intestate),...

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The Presumption of Advancement

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Under the presumption of advancement, the law presumes that, in certain circumstances, where person A purchases property in the name of person B, they intended to make a gift to...

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Not Happy with your Parent's Last Wishes

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When a person dies and the provisions of their Will fail to make adequate provision for the proper maintenance and support of the Deceased’s spouse, child or dependant, section 41...

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Assisted Suicide is Fatal

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The law against forfeiture provides that a person responsible for the death of another cannot be allowed to benefit from that person’s Estate.

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Where there is a Will, there is a Way

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Many people conduct their business and financial affairs through Companies, Partnerships or Trust entities. On death or a marriage breakdown, the issue of legal ownership becomes highly relevant.

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