Estates & Probate

Why settlement and mediation plays an important role in estate litigation

Estate Litigation or Family Provisions Claims are usually actions taken by individuals who have been left out of a will. The sole purpose of these claims is for these people to try and gain a benefit from the estate of which they believe they are entitled too. However, much like all forms of litigation in …

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How to Protect Your Cryptocurrencies in NSW

As of 2021, cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Binancecoin and Dogecoin are taking the world by storm. Many people have invested in these assets over the past few years and recent booms means that they have significantly increased the value of their assets which is great! However, what people have not come to realise …

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Letters Of Administration? What The Heck Is That?

When a person dies without a valid Will (which can occur more often than you may think) a person will need to apply for Letters of Administration to the Supreme Court of NSW. The Letters of Administration process allows the person to deal with assets and administer the estate according to the law in NSW. …

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What do you mean my informal Will isn’t valid?

At Adams & Partners Lawyers, we assist our clients with a range of legal services. However, one of our most thriving and knowledgeable areas is our Wills and Estates Team. We get asked numerous questions all time here at Adams & Partners but as of May 2020, two questions we are getting asked a lot …

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Buying a Property Subject to Probate or Letters of Administration – May 2020

What is a property sold subject to Probate or Administration? Buying a property subject to Probate or  Administration is when a property is listed for sale and sold without the Executor or Administrator yet being registered on the certificate of title. The deceased remains on title until such time the Court grants Probate or Letters …

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Changes to signing legal documents in NSW- May 2020

As a result of the restrictions placed on people during the Covid-19 crisis, the Government has amended the law to allow for the witnessing and signing of documents by audio visual link. This applies to a large range of documents, including Wills, Powers of Attorney, Deeds, Guardianship Appointments, Affidavits and Statutory Declarations.  The arrangements are …

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Do I need probate if I’m from Penrith?

In areas such as Penrith, Parramatta and the Hawkesbury, many individuals in their lifetime will be made an executor of an estate.  If you do not know what this means, you go and ask a lawyer or solicitor for advice. If you are “lucky” you may be told that you need to apply for the …

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