Wills, EPA’s and Estates
Will Disputes & Estate Planning Legal Services QLD
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.
Simple Wills and EPA’s
Trusts and complex family circumstances
Testamentary Trust Wills
International Asset Planning
Business and/or superannuation succession
Our experienced estate planning solicitors and paralegals including Scott Lorback, Yolandi Breedt, Rom Ferrier, Shania Gounder, 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.
Why Choose Greenhalgh Pickard?
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.
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.
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
Thinking of contracting the services of a Will dispute lawyer?
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?
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. 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. To be eligible, 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)?
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 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
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.
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