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April Kennedy
Lawyer

April Kennedy is an experienced Wills and Estates Lawyer, joining Attwood Marshall Lawyers in 2008 as a paralegal.

April holds a Bachelor of Laws from Southern Cross University and a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice from College of Law Queensland. She was admitted in the Supreme Court of Queensland in October 2018.

April works exclusively in the areas of Probate, estate administration and estate litigation in New South Wales and Queensland.

She is highly experienced in Supreme Court applications for Probate, Letters of Administration on intestacy and Letters of Administration with the Will annexed.

She has a keen interest and experience in difficult and out of the ordinary Supreme Court applications including grants of Probate where the original Will has been lost, informal Will applications and Letters of Administration where there is a blended family.

April’s experience and knowledge of Probate and deceased estates set a strong foundation for her to provide advice to clients who find themselves in the middle of a dispute over a Will.

April works closely with Legal Practice Director, Jeff Garrett, to act for clients in a range of estate litigation matters in Queensland and New South Wales.

Given the nature of her role, April is empathetic to the needs of her clients who are often unfamiliar with the legal processes and distraught with grief.

She adopts a pragmatic approach to help guide each client through this difficult time making sure that they understand each of the steps involved.

April has strong ties to the Southern Gold Coast area having grown up in Tweed Heads/Coolangatta.

April’s areas of expertise include:

  • Supreme Court applications for Probate, Letters of Administration on intestacy and Letters of Administration with the Will annexed;
  • Supreme Court applications including grants of Probate where the original Will has been lost, informal Will applications and Letters of Administration where there is a blended family;
  • Challenging the validity of a will on the basis of testamentary incapacity;
  • Family Provision Applications under the Succession Act (plaintiff and defendant executor/administrator matters);
  • Alternative dispute resolution
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