Contesting A Deceased Estate

02 May

Contesting A Deceased Estate

If you believe that a deceased friend or family member’s Will does not reflect their last wishes or are concerned with the circumstances and nature of an updated will, you may challenge the validity of the Will. This situation commonly arises where the deceased friend or family member may not…

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04 Dec

No Ill Will: What is Testamentary Capacity?

For a will to be valid and binding in Australia, the testator (the person making the Will) must have testamentary capacity at the time the Will was created. Testamentary capacity occurs when the testator is of sound mind and must understand:  The nature and effect of the Will; What encompasses…

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23 Nov

How To Be an Executor and What Duties Does The Administrator of an Estate Have?

When a person creates a Last Will and Testament, they are required to appoint an executor which acts to administer the person's estate upon their death. Although many ask: How To Be an Executor? The executor is responsible for ensuring that all outstanding debts and taxes are paid to creditors/debts,…

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02 Oct

Is A DIY Will Kit A Killer Choice?

Are you thinking about doing getting a DIY Will Kit? The letters “DIY” seem to apply to just about everything these days, and one area of 'do it yourself' that is growing in popularity is DIY will kits. It’s advisable that we all have some type of will (no matter…

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