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Have you been left out of a will unexpectedly? Or, perhaps the sum you’ve inherited provides insufficient maintenance? In these and similar circumstances, it may be possible to dispute the will. Registered & Express & international mail are to be charged as disbursement​. To stand the best chance of achieving the outcome you’re looking for, it’s important to give notice of your intention to contest the will as soon as possible, as strict timeframes apply. These deadlines differ between states. In Queensland you’ll need to give formal notice of your intended claim within six months and you must then start proceedings within nine months of the date of the deceased’s passing

Greenhalgh Pickard’s team of will and probate specialists provides legal counsel and support on all aspects of the law as it relates to will disputes.

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Established a trust.
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How best to plan for the continuance of a family business.
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Ensuring that certain items and heirlooms are passed down to specific members of the family.
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Making provisions for current levels of family debt.
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A Will Dispute Lawyer

Will & Estate Planning

Estate planning not only ensures your descendants and loved ones are taken care of when you’re not around to care for them, but it’s also vital as a tool for minimising tax obligations. In most cases, the sooner you start planning, the easier it is to achieve the outcomes you’re looking for.

We can advise on all aspects of estate planning, ensuring not only the preservation of your assets to pass down to future generations but also building in flexibility to ensure your nearest and dearest aren’t disadvantaged if their circumstances change.

If there are relatives that you don’t wish to leave any of your estate to, or if you wish to attach certain conditions to portions of your estate, our legal professionals can advise on your options.

Although wills are an important tool in estate planning, they are not the only way to ensure your descendants receive as much of your estate as possible. Depending on your circumstances, you may also wish to consider:

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Established a trust.
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How best to plan for the continuance of a family business.
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Ensuring that certain items and heirlooms are passed down to specific members of the family.
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Making provisions for current levels of family debt.

We understand that starting a will and planning your estate can be an emotional subject for many people. Our compassionate, sensitive team endeavours to provide all the support that we can for our clients during the process.

Litigation

Whether you wish to bring a case against an individual or organisation or are the subject of legal proceedings, the team at Greenhalgh Pickard are here for you. We provide assistance in both civil and criminal law cases of all types, providing counsel, support and guidance at every stage of a legal dispute. Our aim is always to ensure our clients have access to the high-grade legal information they need to make the decisions that are right for them. Some of the matters that we can assist with include:

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Property disputes.

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Employment law disputes, workers’ rights and unfair dismissal cases.

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Contract disputes.

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Elder abuse and medical negligence.

Receiving the right legal advice early on in a legal dispute may increase your chances of obtaining the outcome you’re looking for. Call us on (07) 5444 1022 to book an initial appointment.

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