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As best you may try, some problems just can't be avoided. We can assist you in resolving disputes regarding powers of attorney, superannuation and deceased estates.
When somebody writes their Will, it is their right to decide who inherits their assets after they die. It is called testamentary freedom. In Queensland, this right is subject to family provision laws that protect eligible people who have been left with little or nothing in a Will.
Eligible people under Queensland's family provision laws include a deceased person's:
If you are unsure whether you qualify, contact us to check whether you are eligible to make a claim. Be aware that time limits apply, so waiting may result in a lost opportunity.
Besides seeking further provision from a deceased's estate, the increasing prominence of superannuation has added superannuation death benefit complaints as another avenue for seeking benefits. Superannuation complaints are generally handled separately to claims upon the deceased's estate.
Eligible people under the superannuation law include a deceased persons:
Again, contact us to check your eligibility and remember, any delay may result in a lost opportunity.
For a will, power of attorney, superannuation nomination or other document to be valid, certain requirements must be met. If you are concerned they may not have been, such as where the maker didn't understand what they were doing, or where the maker may have been unduly influenced, contact us so we may check the validity of documents made.
If you disagree with:
then contact us so we may explore what avenues you have set things right.
There are many causes of concern in matters concerning deceased estates, superannuation and substituted decision making. While the list below is not exhaustive, some of the items mentioned may be relevent to you:
We could go on. If you are concerned that something just doesn't seem right, contact us to discuss further and know where you stand.