How To Remove The Executor Of Your Estate

10 Apr
2020

How To Remove The Executor Of Your Estate

HELP! I've Got An Executor Dispute: Can I Remove an Executor to a Will? It is not uncommon for clients to raise they are frustrated with how the executor is administrating a deceased person’s estate. These complaints typically arise from beneficiaries to a Will, being the category of person who…

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05 Mar
2020

Who Would Kobe Bryant’s Billions Go To If He Lived In Queensland Australia, And Died Without A Will?

If Kobe Bryant was an Australian, resided in Queensland, and died without a valid Will (“intestate”) the laws of Queensland would decide how his vast estate would be divided. Because he had a wife and children it would work like this; His spouse would receive the first $150,000 of his…

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02 May
2019

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
2018

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
2018

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
2018

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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04 Sep
2018

How To Avoid Problems Drafting A Will

Your last Will and Testament is perhaps the most important document you will ever sign. As the nature of this document is so important, it is necessary to ensure drafting a will is done correctly so any assets collected over your lifetime are properly accounted for. Assets such as superannuation,…

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05 Jul
2018

4 Key Points To Note About Property Settlements

Firstly, what is a property settlement? Put simply, the division of assets when a relationship breaks down, enabling both parties to sever financial and material ties with one another so they can better move on with their lives, requires a property settlement. A property settlement will also include the distribution of…

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