Category: Probate

Can I make a claim against an estate where I have been left out (or not left enough)?

The Succession Act 2006 (NSW) allows for eligible people to make a claim on an estate to rectify injustices that can arise. Section 57 of this Act defines eligible people as the: Wife or husband; Person who was living in a de-facto relationship with the deceased person; Child; Former husband or wife; Person who was […]

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Can I avoid obtaining a grant of probate in an estate?

Obtaining Grant of Probate can be expensive. Not only is the lawyer’s fees for obtaining the Grant not insubstantial, there is also the application fee payable to the Supreme Court and the time taken to prepare the affidavit, file the notices and obtain the orders can be quite a while. However obtaining a Grant is not […]

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