Wills & Disputes, Estates

Contesting a Will – The time limits you need to know

In New South Wales any person has the ability to contest a will or make as we call it a “Family Provisions Claim”. However, like most litigated claims it is very important that you are aware of the statutory time limits. Without proper attention to these time limits it is highly likely that you will …

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Wills and Pets in NSW – How do I care for my cat or dog when I die?

Did you know that in Australia an estimated 63% of households have a pet. Whether this be a dog, cat, horse, fish, hermit crab or rabbit many families want to ensure that their pets are cared for in the event they were to pass away suddenly. However, the question that often arises is what is …

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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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Am I eligible to contest an estate in 2021? – Family Provisions Claims

Throughout their lives most people decide to draft a will. If you are a spouse, partner, child or family member you usually will not see this document until the person has passed. Upon the reading of this will you may discover that you are not in the will at all or have been left a …

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