Navigating the complexities of estate disputes, highlighted by the tumultuous Presley/Keough family saga over Elvis's massive estate, underscores the necessity for clear legal documentation and expert guidance. The article delves deep into the intricacies of contesting a Will in the Australian context, particularly in Queensland. From legitimacy issues rooted in inconsistent signatures to the adequacy of beneficiaries' entitlements, it's evident how vital adherence to legal standards is in ensuring the rightful distribution of assets. Ramsden Lawyers offers an invaluable lifeline in these intricate legal terrains, emphasising the importance of proactive measures and specialised counsel to prevent familial discord and safeguard assets. Read More.
The article explains how to contest a will through a Family Provision Application (FPA). It highlights three factors to consider before making an FPA claim, including eligibility, time limits, and the factors the court considers when determining the claim. The article concludes by stating that Ramsden Lawyers can assist those considering making an FPA claim or supporting eligible individuals who wish to pursue a claim against an estate for further provision.
The COVID-19 pandemic has made young people recognise the importance of estate planning, regardless of their financial situation. Ramsden Lawyers Will & Estates team that even Generation Z and Millennials, who are starting their careers and have no significant assets, should have an estate plan in place to ensure their wishes are preserved. Their loved ones are taken care of. Estate planning provides peace of mind and safeguards assets in the event of unexpected circumstances. Read More.
Testamentary trusts offer substantial benefits and savings for those looking to best provide for their loved ones once they are gone. To learn more about this type of structure and whether it suits you, continue reading. Read More.
COVID-19 requires many to isolate, quarantine or in the worst case, receive treatment for the virus. Practically, this poses many challenges especially from an estate planning perspective. Our estate planning team has developed a wills self-execution procedure to assist clients currently in self-isolation or quarantine. Our procedure follows strict compliance requirements to ensure the validity of all wills executed from our clients’ home. Read More.
The New South Wales Court of Appeal recently considered the circumstances in which a former spouse can pursue a claim against a deceased estate. Read More.
Newly-weds and couples whose marriage are now legally recognised should be mindful that a pre-existing will is automatically deemed void when a person marries. Read More.
It is estimated that nearly half of all Australians die without a will. Intestacy is the condition of the estate of a person who dies without having made a will. Read More.