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Family Provision

Why make a Will if it can be contested?

Why make a Will if it can be contested? Because there is a 96% chance it won't be contested or a 4% chance it will. In 2017, there was 27,287 standard probate applications and 973 family provision filings. This means that out of the 27,287 standard probate applications, there was 26,314 uncontested wills and 973 contested...

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The time limits for contesting a will in NSW

Video transcript Justine: Hi everyone, I'm Justine Aubin and I'm one of the lawyers in the Contested Estates team at Turnbull Hill Lawyers. Adrian: I'm Adrian Corbould, Accredited Specialist in Wills and Estates at Turnbull Hill. Justine: So today we're going to talk about time limits for bringing a family provis...

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Contesting a Will: Common questions and answers

Who can make a family provision claim against an estate in NSW? Legislation in New South Wales gives certain people a right to claim against an estate if left out, or not adequately provided for. The law provides that you will only be entitled to make a claim for provision if you are an "eligible person". Section 57 of the Succe...

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The procedure for NSW Family Provision claims in 2018

  Transcript This is a presentation on the procedure for Family Provision claims in New South Wales in 2018. My name is Mary Windeyer and I'm a solicitor at Turnbull Hill Lawyers. Claims for family provision are managed in the Supreme Court in accordance with the Family Provision Practice Note which sets out the ...

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Case Summary: Penninger v Penninger [2017] NSWSC 892

On 6 July 2017, the Supreme Court of NSW handed down its decision in the case of Penninger v Penninger [2017] NSWSC 892. In this case, the plaintiff was the daughter of the deceased and therefore an eligible person under s57(c) of the Succession Act 2006. It is important to note that the estate in this matter was a very small estate with a net v...

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Adrian Corbould

Adrian Corbould is a Law Society Accredited Specialist in Wills & Estates Law. For more than 15 years he has helped hundreds of clients in contested estate matters. His tenacity and experience make him one of the most sought after Will Contest Lawyers in New South Wales (NSW).

Adrian is an Accredited Specialist within the Contested Wills & Estates Team. In certain circumstances, the team operates on a 'No Win, No Fee' basis. If you'd like to discuss your circumstances with a member of the team, call us and ask for a Free Appraisal.

 

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