If you don’t believe the Executor of a Will is acting in your best interests as a beneficiary of a Will, you can challenge a Will’s Executor in Brisbane with the help of our Will dispute lawyers.
If you are a beneficiary of a Will or an estate, there are many reasons you may disagree with the actions of the Executor. You may not believe the Executor has applied for a Grant of Probate or administered the estate in a timely manner. The Executor may not be investigating the actions of an Attorney of the Deceased prior to death for any missing money, or they may be ignoring your wishes or refusing to consult you altogether. The Executor may have instructed a lawyer who does not specialise in Estate and Will matters and so you might be concerned about their role in your family’s affairs.
The Executor of the Will must act in the best interests of the beneficiaries named in the Will, and failure to do so can lead to their removal from that role and the appointment of an independent solicitor as an Administrator. We can help you challenge a Will Executor in Brisbane by either seeking Court Orders that they comply with their obligations under the Will or seek an Order for their removal as Executor.
An Executor’s job is to collect the assets of the estate, pay the debts of the estate, and then distribute the estate in accordance with the terms of the Deceased’s Will. Some Executors will engage the services of Estate and Will lawyers to do this and those costs will be paid from the estate. The Executor also has a duty to defend any claims which might be brought against the estate, including if someone has challenged the Will or the decisions of the Executor. If you are a beneficiary of a Will and are dissatisfied with the Executor efforts to administer the Will, you can do something about it and challenge a Will Executor in Brisbane by filing Court proceedings against them in the Supreme Court of Queensland.
In Queensland, all beneficiaries have a right to be heard in relation to any Will challenge brought against the estate because their inheritance could potentially be reduced as a result of that Will challenge. If you’re unhappy with the actions of the Executor for any reason, don’t believe the Lawyers for the Estate are being aggressive enough in their defence of the Will challenge, we can help. Whether the Executor is too slow, ignoring your wishes or simply refusing to follow the terms of the Will, our Will Dispute Lawyers will discuss with you how to challenge a Will Executor in Brisbane to challenge their actions, remove them as Executor or alternatively give you a voice in defence of any challenge to a Will brought by anyone else.