A former spouse or de facto partner may contest a Will pursuant to section 5AA of the Succession Act 1981 (Qld) (“the Act”).
A family provision application is an application filed with the District or Supreme Court of Queensland by an eligible person seeking further and better provision from the estate of a deceased person. There are circumstances where sometimes individuals are left out of a will, or perhaps did not receive an adequate portion of the deceased’s estate at the time of the deceased passing.
If you die without a valid will, it means you have died intestate. When this happens, the intestacy laws of the state where you live will determine how your property is distributed upon your death according to the intestacy rules.
Your superannuation fund is often one of your largest assets. Therefore, it is important to understand what happens to your superannuation benefits when you die and how you can ensure that it is dealt with in accordance with your wishes in the event of your death.
An executor plays an important role in carrying out the wishes of a person after they die. Executing a will can be a complicated process so it is important to understand the duties and obligations that the role entails.
A failure to draft a will, or amend an existing will when your circumstances change, can lead to serious consequences and emotional and financial hardship for your family and loved ones. For peace of mind, a valid and up-to-date will should be prepared to ensure your estate is dealt with in accordance with your wishes.