Queensland Family Law Practice

Deceased Estates & Probate Lawyers Brisbane

We can help you with deceased estates and probate

Brisbane’s Leading Probate Assistance for Deceased Estates

Make sure you get the best outcome possible, for you and your families’ future.

  • Ensures assets are distributed as intended, reducing disputes

  • Provide legally sound solutions to minimize misunderstandings

  • Simplify the process so families can focus on healing

More than 100+ years of combined lawyer experience.

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Clients’ Reviews

Lee-Anne Pringle
Lee-Anne Pringle
26/07/2023
Amazing Service & Information - I am a Disability Advocate and I was ringing for a distressed client who had had a family member pass away. The lady on the phone was pleasant, professional and tended to my inquiry straight away. Would not hesitate to use this service again.
richard hocking
richard hocking
07/06/2023
Understanding and supportive.
Matt Hutton
Matt Hutton
15/05/2023
Thanks to Tracy, Rachael and the team for working with me to give me a better than expected outcome financially and essentially Tracy for keeping me on track during a tough mediation. Still some work to do but you guys have been so professional and helpful throughout this messy process.
Michelle Steer
Michelle Steer
10/05/2023
The half hour webinar was extremely useful and easy to understand. In a difficult time, you don't want "legal speak" and this was definitely not that, highly recommend for anybody who has just seperated
Nahid Tonmoy
Nahid Tonmoy
08/05/2023
The customer service to legal advice, everything was fantastic. The whole team really looks after their clients.
Anthony Macdonnell
Anthony Macdonnell
06/12/2022
The wills of my wife and I were updated earlier this year and the team at Forge Legal handled this in a very professional and efficient way. We would have no hesitation in recommending them
SANDRA FITZGERALD
SANDRA FITZGERALD
02/12/2022
Very happy with the service received recently when purchasing our new home,everything went very smoothly and we were kept up to date with information, highly recommend .
sandra fitzgerald
sandra fitzgerald
22/11/2022
Very happy with the service we received from Queensland Family Law Practice, when we recently purchased our new home, they kept us informed and kept everything running smoothly, highly recommend.

Deceased Estates & Probate

Estate law is the process of distributing a person’s assets in the terms set out in their will after they have died. The person listed in the Will as executor is the person is responsible for the deceased’s assets and liabilities being paid out and then divided to the beneficiaries.

When a person passes away and leaves a Will, in some circumstances, before the wishes of the Will can be actioned, the Will must first be proven as both validly made and must be the last Will of the person. In order to prove a Will is valid, a person must apply to the Supreme Court of Queensland and receive an Order confirming that the Will has been validly made. This process is called Applying for Probate.

While dividing up an estate may seem simple at first glance, the fact is that there is a legal process that must occur before the assets can be divided to those listed in the Will and known as beneficiaries.

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Before the task of Applying for Probate is commenced, it is important to determine whether Probate is in fact even necessary. If the estate is small and has very limited assets then probate may not be required. For example, a husband dies leaving everything to his wife which involves joint funds of $5,000 held in a bank account. It may be that the bank will not require Probate to be obtained in order to release those funds to the Wife.

If you are not sure whether Probate is required or not, start with asking the bank that holds the funds.  Each bank differs as to their requirements for Probate.

The process of obtaining probate is quite involved and can easily become complicated if any beneficiary takes issue with the validity of the will or disputes the amount left to them. Given the complications, it is recommended that a lawyer always prepares the application for probate.

At Queensland Law Practice we offer fixed fee probate costs so that your legal costs don’t get out of control.

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