The real cost of will contesting

Contributed by Fleur Adamson

TULE is holding a very interesting event called ‘What About Me’ at the Maleny Players Theatre on May 19, to explore the controversy around the real cost of contesting a will.
We all know families that hold animosity and grudges from an unfairness in the past. Contesting wills is all too common in Australia.
Generational family breakdown can be one of the greatest costs of contested wills. Family relationships, blended families, migrations, and changing societal values all play in the decisions made when determining the dispersal of assets. Wills can be an effective family planning tools, not about the beginning of life, but rather about the end of life.
TULE, Tying up Loose Ends, is a community outreach to support people to make effective end of life decisions. Deborah Moseley has been working in the community for many years to bring skills that will minimise conflict. She will help facilitate the difficult conversations we all need to have. It’s time for heart to heart communication that will leave all our relationships enriched.