The Court will consider all the circumstances of the case to determine whether the Will or the laws of intestacy make adequate provision for the proper maintenance, support, education or advancement in life of the applicant. If the Court finds that an adequate provision has not been made for the applicant, it will effectively re-write the Will so that it reflects what a wise and just testator would have done.
You should also obtain legal advice if:
We will give you initial advice about whether the will is open to challenge and next steps.
If you have been appointed as executor of a Will, you are bound to carry out the wishes of the deceased in accordance with the terms of their Will and according to law. Some of the terms of the Will may be impossible to complete, for example if a beneficiary has died or cannot be found, or […]
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As I live in Queensland, most of our communication has been via email. I have found Nigel and his team great with the handling of the estate of my Aunt. They have been prompt with any questions I have had.
I very much appreciate all of your hard work, time, and everything you have done for [us].
Very positive, clear thoughts to approach to the problem at hand.
Nigel, thank you so much for all your work. It’s been a pleasure dealing with you and Birman & Ride. It has made the process a lot easier and my family and I are forever grateful. I wish you and your associates all the very best in your future.
“We met [last week]. The meeting was excellent and I was astonished at how much detail you had taken in. 10/10 for that as you had all the facts.”
I would highly recommend Birman & Ride, as they they have helped me through a stressful time,& after talking to them they have put me at ease, I have full confidence in their work. The staff are friendly & helpful. Thank you so much Birman & Ride.
Thanks so much for everything again you’ve been really helpful and I’m so grateful to have you helping me through this, you definitely make me feel better and the whole process easier 🙂
Thank you for the assistance and help over the last couple of years. Looking forward to when we can lodge the moral claim!
Also wish to give you and everybody a new year’s wish to all the people who helped with this mess. Many thanks.
Nigel and Angus were both very professional and helpful. It felt very reassuring having them help us lodge our objection to AustraliaSuper and we appreciate all their efforts and assistance.
Extremely happy with their services – very professional, kept us up to date every step of the way, and itemized every payment we made and what it was for. Would recommend them to anyone, money well spent.
Dear Nigel – Thank you for all your professional advice, updates, and hard work in this matter. It is very much appreciated.
Dear Nigel, I want to personally tell you how much I appreciate the work you did to get everything [lodged] today. It was a massive effort and once again we recognise your focus and attention to detail.
Thanks to all for sorting things out and looking after mine and my family’s best interests. It took a while but we got there in the end. All the B&R staff were always helpful, keeping us informed at all times as my case progressed. Thanks again.
Service is excellent. Always looking after the interests of the client. Client always kept up to date. Just wish the other party would get act together so we could all move on! B&R has done their best for this to happen, and I appreciate what Nigel and the team have done for me and my family.
Thanks so much Nigel, you have been really efficient and prompt in dealing with my case and it’s appreciated.
This is exactly the result I was hoping for and due to your assistance was achieved. Thank you again.
I am dealing with a very delicate family issue and am pleased with the professionalism and thoroughness shown by the team at Birman & Ride. Special thanks to Nigel who has helped me along the way. Being kept up to date with the progress of my case via email is excellent and I am therefore not constantly worrying about where we are at.