About Making a Will in Queensland

By: Aldrich Smith


We discuss today the meaning and importance of a will, the procedure to make a will, and the procedure to get it legalized. Letís first understand what a will is. A will can be described as a document, which is legal, and lays down the ways in which the property of the person making the will shall be disposed after their death. For e.g. some people leave their house to their children, their money to their grandchildren or wife and so on and so forth.

Now, letís move to the importance of a will. Especially, the importance of making a Will in Queensland. It becomes a necessary procedure a will always allows a person to make sure that their children, or family or friends, are left with some money or any other kind of support (in the form of a house of belongings) after losing akin.

Hence making a Will in Queensland or in any other state for that matter becomes important. Also, there is another space for dispute between people claiming to be the deceasedís relatives or whom he/she could have left something for and that can arise only when the will is not completely legalized.

Let us now speak about the procedure involved in making a will. People can take assistance from public agents who generally make wills for free. Once they take an appointment, they can walk in on the decided date and time and get their will made as per information given by the public agents. Also, once can go to a courthouse or a Centre link Office that can help them with the same.

Moving on now to making a Will in Queensland and getting it legalized, there is a procedure one comes across which is called getting probate of a Will in Queensland. Now, a probate is nothing but again a legal confirmation from the court recognizing the will as legal and the person who is mentioned as the an executor in the will, or in simple words the person authorized by the deceased to make sure that the disposal of the property is done properly in the will, is legally authorized to make the deals with the property accordingly.

A probate of a Will in Queensland needs to be applied for by the executor in the court and once they attain it, they can legally execute the procedures as mentioned in the will.

Probate of a Will in Queensland is not a very difficult procedure as well and just involves advertising the intention of a probate, giving the copy of the ad to the public trustee, waiting for two weeks as a buffer for anyone to object, (if any) and then finally the application with a supreme court that is nearest to the house of the person died has to be made with the necessary documents like the death certificate, the will and the copy of the ad again.

The above shall help people who need to make a will or apply for a probate.

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Aldrich Smith is an author for smlawyers, One of the Best law firm based in Brisbane. He has written articles on criminal, family, divorce, property and other areas. Call today for a free consultation smlawyers.com.au.

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