Contesting Wills & Estate

Can an Estate be Contested When the Owner Hasn’t Left a Will?

Death is a somewhat taboo subject in our modern society, and with longer life expectancies and medical breakthroughs, death can seem like a far-off notion. Without forethought and consideration, an unexpected passing may bring confusion and questions for those left behind. This is particularly true if the deceased did not leave a will. When this…

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Wills and Estate Planning Affected by Marriage

How can Marriage Affect Wills and Estate Planning?

When you make the decision to say ‘I do’, wondering how it may affect your will and your estate in the future probably isn’t at the forefront of your mind. However, marriage can have a huge impact on your will, regardless of the duration or nature of the union. When does marriage affect your will?…

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Is Someone Disputing a Will in Which You Are Beneficiary?

Is Someone Disputing a Will in Which You are a Beneficiary?

As a beneficiary of a will, you are likely to have gone through a loss that has taken its toll on your emotions. When a will is contested, it can make an already devastating situation even more upsetting and confusing. Contesting or Disputing a will is when everyone involved agrees that the Will is valid,…

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Top Questions About Wills & Estates Answered

Approximately 40% of Australians die without any will or estate planning in place. Taylor & Scott are experienced Wills and Estate Lawyers who deal with many areas surrounding Wills and Estates, including: Wills and Estate Planning Enduring Powers of Attorney and Enduring Guardian Dealing with deceased Estates (Probate or Letters of Administration) Disputed Will or…

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Same-Sex Marriage – Impact on Wills and Estate Planning

There’s good reason why couples are advised to seek professional legal advice on renewing their Wills after they marry and again should their relationship subsequently come to an end. The legalisation of same-sex marriage in Australia will have an impact on many aspects of life in Australia. Same-sex couples planning marriage should consider the implications…

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What Is An Enduring Guardianship?

A Guardian is someone you appoint under an Enduring Guardian. The appointment needs to occur when you have capacity, and gives your Guardian the power to make personal, health or lifestyle decisions on your behalf should you lose the capacity to make them for yourself or be unable to make these decisions. You can appoint…

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How Retirees Can Safeguard Themselves From Early Inheritance Syndrome

There has been a lot of news coverage in recent times, highlighting a regular trend of adult children asking their retired parents or grandparents for an early inheritance. While most seniors are willing to help out their adult kids financially wherever they can, others are being pressured to hand it out early. There is concern…

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