⚖️ The relationship between the applicant and the deceased person;
⚖️ Any obligations or responsibilities owed by the deceased person to the applicant;
⚖️ The value and location of the deceased person's estate;
⚖️ The financial circumstances of the applicant, including their current and future financial needs;
⚖️ Whether the applicant is financially supported by another person;
⚖️ Whether the applicant has any physical, intellectual or mental disabilities;
⚖️ The applicant's age;
⚖️ Any contribution made by the applicant to increase the value of the estate;
⚖️ Whether the deceased person has already provided for the applicant during their lifetime or from the estate;
⚖️ Whether the deceased person provided maintenance, support or assistance to the applicant;
⚖️ Whether any other person is responsible to support the applicant;
⚖️ The applicant's character;
⚖️ Any applicable customary law if the deceased was Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander;
⚖️ Any other claims on the estate; and
⚖️ Any other matter the court may consider as relevant.
This FAQ was prepared by James D. Ford GAICD | Principal Solicitor, Blue Ocean Law Group℠.
This FAQ is intended for general interest + information only.
It is not legal advice, nor should it be relied upon or used as such.
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