In New South Wales the time limit to commence proceedings for a family provision claim is 12 months from the date of death of the deceased person.
You may be able to seek leave of the Court to file outside that time limit.*
To do so, you would have to explain to the Court that there were special circumstances in lodging a claim out of time.
Some of these special circumstances could include:
There are other circumstances which the Court may consider.
You should seek legal advice urgently, and without further delay.
*Not all applications for leave to file an out of time claim will be successful, and you should contact us to discuss immediately.
Turnbull Hill Lawyers, and specifically Adrian Corbould and Mary Windeyer, have been named in the prestigious 2019 Doyles Guide. Both were also listed in the 2018 guide.
Please provide details regarding your matter so we can assist you.
We respond in 24 hours or less!*
*During regular business hours