Wills & Estates
Making a Will Making a Will or Challenging a will?
Left out of a will or not getting a fair share?
Lindbloms Lawyers is experienced and successful at helping clients make a will or challenge one. Wills and Estates is one of our core competencies as a law firm in Adelaide.
As Probate Solicitors for over 30 years we know how to fight to protect your assets. Where necessary we are ready to litigate on your behalf to ensure that you are not left out where you have a right.
The testator may have had undue influence placed upon him or her at the time of the will, there may be multiple versions of a will, or the will may not clearly reflect the testators intent.
Claims On Wills Must be Made Within a Limited Time From Grant of Probate
Personal attention to your probate claim and will dispute. You will work one to one with an expert Estate Solicitor. We will start by making a considered assessment of your standing and likelihood of achieving the legal outcome you desire. Consult with us as soon as possible.
What is Probate in Wills & Estates Law?
When an estate has real property, or shares or bank balances of significance Probate will be required by organisations to release the monies/assets to the estate.
An executor is required to make the application for Probate and we can assist with the process. A Grant of Probate is recognition that the named executor is authorised to deal with the administration of the estate.
Wills & Estates : Disputing a Will
The best way of avoiding a dispute is ensuring you have a legally valid will that sets out your intentions clearly. When making a will, always consult with a proven wills and estates lawyer.
Sometimes dependent on your testamentary wishes it may well mean your will could be disputed but we can advise on this and ways to minimise such disputes.
are often challenged when immediate family members such as the spouse or children are excluded from the will or do not receive a proportion of the estate they believe they are entitled to.
Sometimes the validity of the will may be challenged due to undue influence being placed on the testator at the time they made their will or that that the testator did not have the mental capacity to make a will.
Whatever the issue we can assist and provide you with relevant and timely legal advice. If necessary we can take the claim to Court or defend the Court action as the case may be.
By having a valid will in existence when you pass away ensures your estate is distributed as you desire. A will requires you to name an executor who is responsible for gathering in your estate, paying your debts and distributing your assets as you desire to your chosen beneficiaries.
Making a will is important because without one your estate is distributed pursuant to the law and it could mean your assets are distributed to persons you do not want to receive any benefit from your estate. A will should be reviewed regularly and in particular at times of marriage or divorce or when children arrive.
If there is no will it may be necessary for the next of kin or others close to the deceased to make an application for Letters of Administration to enable the estate be administered.
We will assist in this process.
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