Wills Dispute Lawyers Sunshine Coast
Estate Litigation Dispute Lawyers
Have you been left out of a Will? Do you believe your inheritance isn’t enough for proper support and maintenance? If you are considering contracting the services of a Will Dispute Lawyer, contact Greenhalgh Pickard’s experienced Estate Litigation team today.
Our Estate Lawyers in Sunshine Coast can help!
We understand the weight of this decision and knowing where to start can be overwhelming. However if you feel you deserve more from an unfair Will, there may be something you can do!
Call now to know exactly where you stand, and we’ll assess your claim for free. Our will solicitors offer a “no win, no fee” arrangement for estate litigation matters covered under the Family Provision Applications (FPA) in the Succession Act 1981.
FPA claims involve a person with a closely defined relationship to the deceased who wishes to apply for a share of the deceased’s estate, or a larger share, as a result of the deceased not making an adequate provision for their maintained and support.
To be eligible for “no win, no fee” Sunshine Coast will lawyer / inheritance lawyer services, you must be able to answer “yes” to the following questions:
Is the deceased a close relative (spouse/child/step-child) or are you a dependent of them?
Were you left out of, or not adequately provided for, in their will?
Do you have a reason/need for provision (for example, dependent/infirm)?
We operate on a No Win No Fee Pricing Structure to ensure you get the most out of your claim!
Here at Greenhalgh Pickard, we believe everyone deserves the right to legal representation, no matter your financial circumstances. We believe in the rights of our clients and are dedicated to achieving the most profitable outcome for you in your estate claim. If you believe you have reason to challenge a Will, give us an obligation free call today.
Benefits of our Family Provisions Application (FPA)
No Win No Fee Agreement
Free initial consult
Access to immediate and professional legal advice
Self-imposed 1/3 cap on fees
Option to deliver services virtually or via telephone
Fair pricing based on the Court Scale
No uplift fees
What’s involved with a Family Provisions Application (FPA)?
If you want to make an FPA claim you will need to give notice of your intention to do so within six months of the death of the deceased, with an application being commenced within nine months.
If you have not made your application within the nine-month application period the court may still hear the FPA, but will typically only allow it if one or more of the following criteria are met:
The estate has not been distributed in full
The application has a strong likelihood of success
There were adequate reasons for the delay
Unnecessary prejudice will not arise from the hearing
If the court determines that the deceased did not make adequate provision it will be for the court to calculate what provision should be made for proper maintenance and support to be achieved.
It is important to remember that the jurisdiction of the court does not extend to re-writing a will for the sake of fairness – it is merely entitled to make provision for the proper maintenance and support of applicants.
To determine an FPA, the court reviews all circumstances surrounding the inheritance dispute or will dispute matter including:
The size of the deceased’s estate
The claimant’s situation, including health, age and future prospects
Conduct of the claimant towards the deceased that may weaken or nullify their claim
The health, age, prospects and financial positions of all beneficiaries named in the will
The relationship between the claimant and the deceased
Care and support given or afforded to the deceased by the claimant in their domestic life
All relationships between the deceased and others with a legitimate claim
Estate Administration Services
The estate lawyers at Greenhalgh Pickard estate law firm can help you navigate the complexities of administering a loved one’s estate with understanding and sensitivity. Our estate lawyers can provide comprehensive assistance and deal with all aspects of a deceased estate, or our estate planning solicitors can simply provide advice and guidance to equip the executors to administer the estate themselves.
Executors have multiple responsibilities and there can be significant legal and financial consequences if these are not properly carried out.
For most estate administration matters our estate lawyers will defer payment of our fees until funds are available to the estate. At Greenhalgh Pickard, our estate planning solicitors can assist with all aspects of deceased estate administration, including obtaining grants of probate and letters of administration, releasing nursing home deposits, transferring ownership of real estate and assisting with any tax issues.
Greenhalgh Pickard Sunshine Coast Estate Planning Lawyers
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