What is a probate caveat?

What is a probate caveat? A probate caveat allows you to stop the executor from distributing the assets of an estate. The executor will need to prove to the court that the Will is the last valid Will of the deceased. When a person dies their Will needs to be filed with the Court so […]

Do you need a lawyer or solicitor for Probate?

Do you need a lawyer or solicitor for Probate? You don’t legally need a lawyer or solicitor for Probate. But it can save time, money and stress. Here’s a real client case study: Northern Beaches Lawyers was recently asked to advise and assist a client who had used a non-legal Probate service to act on […]

Elderly parents still of ‘sound mind’?

My elderly parents are no longer of ‘sound mind’. Am I able to make a Will on their behalf? My elderly parents are no longer of ‘sound mind’. It is my understanding that they have never made a Will. Am I able to make a Will on their behalf? No, you are not able to […]

Probate & Transfer of Land risks

PROBATE GONE WRONG – HOW TRANSFER OF LAND CAN END UP IN THE WRONG NAME Northern Beaches Lawyers was recently asked to advise and assist a client who had used a non-legal Probate service to act on the Probate of her late husband’s Will. The consequences of her application were that the Probate application was […]