We can’t find Dad’s original will

What happens when an original will is lost? Well – it depends. If the original will was last known to be in the possession of the testator, then it is presumed that the will was destroyed by the testator with the intention of revoking it. In simple words, that...

Funeral Disputes

I have just been reading a relatively new case from the Supreme Court in Townsville where the court was called upon to make orders for funeral arrangements for a deceased person. One of the reasons that the court was called upon to make orders, was that the deceased...

Don’t costs come out of the estate?

It is commonly believed that the costs of estate disputes come out of the estate, but this is not always the case. Legal costs are complex, to say the least, but one thing for sure is that there are no guarantees that costs will be paid out of the estate. Often estate...