Helping Families Protect & Distribute EstatesHillhouse has been helping families protect and distribute estates and commonly help our clients in the following situations.
How Estate Law works in AustraliaWills & Estates Law in Queensland, sometimes known as Succession Law is governed by the Succession Act 1981 (Qld). This is a Queensland act that sets out the requirements for creating a valid will, family provision applications and other issues surround estate planning.
Modern Succession Law is built upon centuries of English law which seeks to ensure that the wishes of the person making the will (the testator) are followed and enforced by the Courts when appropriate. This desire to ensure that the testator's wishes are followed has led to the exacting requirements for a will that the Succession Act and the common law requires for a will to be valid.
The Courts also recognise however that a testator may have a moral duty to provide for his or her spouse, children or other dependants. This led to the formation of the family provision application system we have today.
Succession Law is more than just will drafting, and extends to ensuring that your legacy is protected.
Frequently Asked Questions about Wills & Estate Law:Below are a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) about Wills & Estate Law.
- Why does estate administration in Queensland take so long?
- Who can contest a will in Queensland?
- What is a Family Provision Application?
- How do I ensure my will is valid?
- Do I need an International Will?
- What are my duties as an Executor of a Will?
Talk to one of our Wills & Estate Law experts:
- Ian Hillhouse, Managing Partner, Brisbane. Phone: (07) 3228 6109
- Robert Lamb, Partner, Brisbane. Phone: (07) 3228 6105
- Amy Sanders-Robbins, Senior Associate, Brisbane. Phone: (07) 3228 6132
- Rina Biswas, Lawyer, Brisbane. Phone: (07) 3228 6125