Different laws apply for different states. If you are based in New South Wales, an intention to apply for a grant of probate must be published online. You must wait at a minimum of 2weeks before proceeding. Advertising your intentions is also required in Queensland and you will need to file applications with the Supreme Court. It's often a convoluted process, so we recommend seeking legal advice.
Where are you located?
We have 2 offices. Our main office is in Murwillumbah and is open Monday to Friday, while we have a satellite office in Cabarita Beach, open Tuesdays and Thursday afternoons. Please keep in mind our Murwillumbah office is located in a heritage style building on the first floor. If you are infirmed or are elderly, we can organise a home or hospital visit for your convenience, if stairs are an issue.
Can I make a will?
If you are aged 18 or over, under 18 and married or engaged (provided you have the testamentary capacity—of sound mind) you can make a will. If you earn a sizeable income and are under 18 years of age, you can get court approval to create a will.
Can wills be registered in NSW?
There is no public registry of will in NSW, but private providers offer registration services. At Hynes & McCormack we can help you with this process.
Can I apply to have my driving disqualification removed?
There are some instances where you may be able to have your licence reinstated if you haven't been sentenced for a serious driving crime or you haven't committed any driving offences for a certain period of time.
Do I need a lawyer?
If you have been charged with an offence, it's a good idea to seek legal advice. We will explore all available legal options to revoke or lessen the charges. Even if it's just a traffic offence that requires a court appearance, we recommend you seek legal advice.
I have been appointed an executor of a deceased estate. What does that mean?
You are responsible for ensuring that the will recipients receive their entitles as laid out in the will. Administering an estate can be a demanding job, so we advise getting professional assistance to avoid putting yourself at risk of being sued. Any legal fees incurred by being an executor may be reimbursed from the estate funds. To learn more contact us today.