What is a Family Provision Claim and What Does it Entail?

When a family member passes and has left a Will, it’s not uncommon for the estate to be divided unfairly among the recipients. In fact, we’ve dealt with many cases where beneficiaries have had to contest a Will for being under-recognised – and in some cases, completely left out. That’s where a Family Provision Claim…

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Top 3 Reasons Why You Should Always Consult a Lawyer for Estate Administration.

When someone passes, the person nominated in their Will as an executor takes ownership of their estate and is responsible for administering everything to the beneficiaries as outlined in the Will. Comparatively, if the person passes without a Will, there’s a whole set of other procedures that you need to fulfil in order to manage…

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Things to Consider When Contesting an Estate Plan

Having a loved one pass away is never an easy thing to deal with, but then discovering that you’ve been left out of their Will, or the provisions are inadequate can really exacerbate your grief and cause a lot of stress for years to come. In the case of an elderly loved one passing, there…

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What Does the Role of an Executor of a Will Entail?

The role of an executor in a Will is of utmost importance. Given the person who has passed has put all of their trust in the person they’ve nominated to take care of a lifetime’s worth of assets accordingly, there’s a lot of responsibility involved. With that said, what actually are those responsibilities, exactly? And…

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Contesting a Will? What you Need to Know.

If you have assets you’d like to share with particular people when you die, you need to have a Will. You also need to review and possibly update your Will every few years to ensure it reflects your wishes. But what happens if someone close to you feels left out of your Will or there…

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