Estate administration

The loss of a loved one is a harrowing and difficult time that is often compounded by the stress of having to administer their estate.

Bell Dore Lawyers bring a compassionate and experienced approach to estate administration.

We will guide you through every step of the process, irrespective of whether your loved one passed away with a will in place or not.

We can also help you if there are issues surrounding the validity of a will or if you have been excluded from a will.

We will advocate on your behalf in our discussions with the other potential claimants and executors of the estate to negotiate the best outcome for you.

If these matters are unable to be resolved, we are experienced in litigating these matters in a timely and cost-effective way.

In Queensland, a claimant generally has six months from the person’s passing to give notice of an intention to make a claim, and nine months to institute proceedings.

You may contend any number of things, including the following:

  • Sufficient provision has not been made for you in a will or by virtue of the rules of intestacy
  • The will does not accurately reflect the deceased’s wishes
  • The deceased did not have capacity to make the will
  • The deceased promised you a gift that is not reflected in the will.

Bell Dore Lawyers will help ensure these claims are dealt with appropriately so that the estate is not diminished by legal costs and unmeritorious claims.

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Suite 2, 29 McDougall Street
Milton QLD 4064

PO Box 1459, Milton QLD 4064


07 3862 3818

07 3112 4124

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