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Will Disputes & Estate Planning Legal Services QLD

You can stop searching for the best estate law firms Sunshine Coast has to offer? You’ve arrived at the right law firm. Greenhalgh Pickard’s will solicitors, estate lawyers and paralegals are simply second-to-none.

Our legal team are seasoned experts with a wealth of experience and depth of knowledge and insight under their belts. For the most comprehensive and knowledgeable wills and estates lawyers who pride themselves on due diligence, contact the Greenhalgh Pickard, full service, accounting and law firm.  Our legal services are available across Queensland.

 

Left out of an unfair Will? Call now for obligation free advice from your trusted experts in the field.

Call Greenhalgh Pickard’s will dispute solicitors on (07) 5444 1022 to take proactive action today. 

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.

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No Win No Fee Agreement
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Free initial consult
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Access to immediate and professional legal advice
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Self-imposed 1/3 cap on fees
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Deferred payment
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Option to deliver services virtually or via telephone
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Fair pricing based on the Court Scale
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No uplift fees

Thinking of contracting the services of a Will dispute lawyer? Our Sunshine Coast Solicitors can help!

 

Have you been left out of a Will? Do you believe your inheritance isn’t enough for proper support and maintenance? Are you considering contracting the services of a will dispute lawyer or inheritance to help you dispute a will or your inheritance?

Our Estate Lawyers in Sunshine Coast can help!

 

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:

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Is the deceased a close relative (spouse/child/step-child) or are you a dependent of them?
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Were you left out of, or not adequately provided for, in their will?
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Do you have a reason/need for provision (for example, dependent/infirm)?

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:

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The estate has not been distributed in full
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The application has a strong likelihood of success
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There were adequate reasons for the delay
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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:

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The size of the deceased’s estate
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The claimant’s situation, including health, age and future prospects
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Conduct of the claimant towards the deceased that may weaken or nullify their claim
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The health, age, prospects and financial positions of all beneficiaries named in the will
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The relationship between the claimant and the deceased
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Care and support given or afforded to the deceased by the claimant in their domestic life
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All relationships between the deceased and others with a legitimate claim

 

 

If you have reason to challenge or contest a Will, give our expert estates law team a call today for an obligation free call.

 

We will provide immediate and proactive advice and assess if you meet the “no win, no fee” will dispute criteria. Talk to a Greenhalgh Pickard will dispute lawyer on (07) 5444 1022 today to find out if you’re eligible.

 

 

Our Point of Difference

 

Estate planning and estate administration inevitably involve taxation issues.

Being an integrated estate planning law firm, our accounting and legal teams can collaborate seamlessly to provide our estate law firm’s clients with expert advice across both areas. This saves time and money for the clients of our estate planning solicitors, and also gives them the confidence in knowing that all aspects of their matters have been explored.

When you’re assigned a Greenhalgh Pickard wills and estates lawyer, you benefit from a wealth of experience, insight, knowledge and specialised skills.

 

What is Estate Planning?

 

Estate planning (also referred to as succession planning) is the process of putting strategies in place to ensure your personal and business interests are managed according to your wishes when you pass away or if you lose capacity to manage them yourself.

Strategies vary depending on the type of assets you own, your family situation, and your personal intentions.

Our experienced estate planning solicitors and paralegals including John Greenhalgh, Scott Lorback and Karina Jamieson can assist you with all aspects of estate planning, from simple Wills and EPA’s to testamentary trust wills, mutual wills, international asset planning, asset restructuring, business succession, superannuation succession, trusts, complex family circumstances and will disputes.

Legal & Accounting Full Service Sunshine Coast Law Firm

 

Greenhalgh Pickard Solicitors and Accountants is an innovative, full service, Queensland law firm and accounting firm with 3 convenient law offices on the Sunshine Coast. Our clients predominantly live and work on the Sunshine Coast but we've many clients also located throughout Queensland, interstate and even overseas.

With accounting and law firm offices in Caloundra, Kawana and Coolum Beach, Greenhalgh Pickard Solicitors and Accountants takes pride in being trusted legal guides and financial business accountant advisers to clients everywhere.

Whether you wish to make a Will, Enduring Powers of Attorney or Advanced Health Directive, need assistance to administer an estate, require a Binding Death Benefit Nomination, or you're planning on contesting a will. Lawyers from Greenhalgh Pickard can help.

 

 

 

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