The Will dispute process can be lengthy and confusing to navigate. You’re not alone. Our expert estate lawyers at MDV Family Lawyers will guide you through the process of contesting a Will. Our will dispute lawyers will break the process down into simple steps, eliminating the complexity.
It is best to seek legal advice to assess whether you have the right to challenge the validity of a Will. Provided that your claim is deemed founded, the legal costs may be paid out of the estate.
The team at MDV Family Lawyers will allow you to find out what you’re eligible for and steer the negotiation process.
A Will can be challenged by eligible persons with relationships with the deceased:
Some of the grounds for contesting a will includes the following:
The Will can be challenged in whole, or in part.
In NSW, a Will may only be contested or challenged within 12 months of the date of death. The Court may allow a claim to commence outside this time limit, although special reasons need to be established.
It’s easier to challenge a Will before a grant of probate, however, it is possible to still have it challenged after the probate has been granted.
The court will require an explanation as to why the challenge was not made at an earlier date. The challenge will also need to have valid grounds recognised by law.
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