Andrew Gardiner Law
Estates | Sunshine Coast
Losing a loved one can be painful and confusing. We can help you through this difficult period by assisting you with the administration of the estate.
If you are appointed the executor, it is our job to make sure that your loved one’s last wishes are carried through and that the process is as easy and stress-free as possible.
We understand that there can be many competing interests when it comes to the distribution of an estate. There may be parties who are in a hurry for monies or feel that they have been treated unfairly. We can be called upon to be the voice of the executor to take the pressure off you and resolve disputes with your best interests at heart.
Of course, there are cases where the will has not been considered for some time or someone has been forgotten. If you have been overlooked by the deceased or are being treated unfairly by the executor, we will act to make sure that you receive a fair hearing and your fair share of the estate.
Andrew Gardiner Law
Estates | Client Case Studies
Our client was the executor of his late wife’s will. They had been married for years and their will stated that they would leave the assets to each other. The wife had children before she met our client. These children were not in need, but they threatened litigation against the estate to receive money from our client. We managed to show that the assets involved were not what the children thought they were, and that any litigation would probably cost more than the estate was worth. No claim was made, and our client was able to avoid costly and emotionally draining litigation.
Our clients had been married for many years. When the husband died, all the assets were supposed to transfer to the wife. The bank was insisting on the wife making an application for probate to the Supreme Court – a costly and sometimes unnecessary process. Through sensible negotiations, we were able to convince the bank there was another way. They agreed and our client was saved thousands in legal and court fees.