Wills and Estate Planning
Olsen Lawyers offers one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to obtain a will in the West End and inner city of Brisbane area. We can assist you with:
- Drafting & updating wills
- Drafting General & Enduring Powers of Attorney
- Applying for Probate
- Assistance with claims against wills & estates
- Deceased estate claims / defending deceased estates
- Estate planning administration
- Letters of Administration (in the event that a will is deemed invalid)
- Assistance with the Family Provision Act 1982
We always recommend keeping your will up to date as it makes distributing your estate far easier on your beneficiaries in what is already a difficult time.
Olsen Lawyers can help you apply to the Supreme Court of Queensland for Probate in instances where there is a valid will and you have been nominated as Executor of that will. The Supreme Court can then grant probate which authorises you to distribute the deceased estate in accordance with the provisions of the will.
Letters of Administration
In the some-what complicated event that a valid will has not been left, Olsen Lawyers can assist you with applying for Letters of Administration to the Supreme Court of Queensland. In these circumstances, there is legislation that details how an estate may be distributed and by whom. The Supreme Court can appoint an Administrator to distribute the estate under the Wills, Probate and Administration Act 1898.
If you expected to be a beneficiary of a will but have not been provided for, you can make a claim against the distribution of any estate, provided you can clearly set out reasons as to why you should be considered a beneficiary of the deceased estate.