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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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How must a will be executed?

  Video transcript Today's question is 'How must a will be executed?' This is a covered by section 6 of the Succession Act and it comprises three points. The first point is that a will is not valid unless one the testators - the will maker - signs the document or someone else at the testator's directi...

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What is the minimum age for making a Will?

Video transcript Hello, Adrian Corbould, Accredited Specialist - Wills and Estates, Turnbull Hill Lawyers. Today's question is what is the minimum age someone can make a will? Section 5 of the Succession Act states that if a minor makes a will, that will is invalid. So what does that mean? Anyone who makes a will and ...

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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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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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