Locate the deceased’s Last Will & Testament
Confirm you have been appointed the executor of the estate and check whether the Will contains any wishes of the deceased concerning their funeral arrangements or burial.
Purchasing a home or an investment property on the Gold Coast (or anywhere for that matter) can be both an exhilarating and stressful experience for the parties involved. Continue reading 9 Tips On Buying A Property
You cannot avoid estate litigation even if you feel you have the perfect Will. Every person has a right to contest the terms of a Will or Codicil, no matter how careful you are in drafting it. Continue reading Six Ways To Reduce The Risk Of Estate Litigation
An often overlooked issue when preparing a Will is the applicability of any taxes when the estate is distributed.
While there is no “inheritance tax” (aka death duties or death tax) in Queensland, other taxes such as capital gains tax and stamp duty can affect your estate, your inheritance or your beneficiaries if Continue reading Inheritance Tax in Queensland
Members of the public are often presented with “Do-It-Yourself” Will kits from a variety of sources which are provided at little or no cost.
The preparation of what is presumed to be a straightforward document for minimal expense, in comparison to the fee which would need to be paid to a lawyer to meet with you and prepare a traditional form of Will, can turn out to be a costly decision for your estate.
Continue reading “Do-It-Yourself” Will Kits Can Have Expensive Consequences
Welcome to the March 2014 edition of the ABKJ newsletter.
Probate is derived from the word “prove”. It is a process whereby the Supreme Court becomes satisfied that the will of a person who has died is the correct last will of the deceased and issues a certificate to that effect called probate.
Welcome to the October 2013 edition of the ABKJ newsletter.