If you’ve lost a loved one and you’ve been either left out of the deceased’s Will or treated unfairly in the Will’s provisions, you can take action and challenge it!
We understand that the decision to contest a Will is a hard one for you to make, especially considering the loss, heartache and stress you must be feeling as a result of losing a loved one. The truth is, the most important decisions are usually the ones that are the most difficult to make and this is no exception.
If you are an eligible person and have not received a fair inheritance, you have the legal right to contest the Will and get what is rightfully yours. If this is the case and you have been unreasonably left out of a Will, don’t stress, we can help you.While this is certainly a hard decision to make, the first step is really easy.
Simply pick up the phone and give one of our experienced team members a call for a free and confidential chat about your individual circumstances. One of our expert Will Dispute Lawyers will give you a free appraisal over the phone after assessing your situation, including a breakdown of your rights and entitlements, so you can relax knowing exactly where you stand.
We have been helping people like you receive their proper entitlements in contested Will matters since 1969. Be assured that with us you are in good hands. We act for people all across NSW and have four convenient offices located in the heart of Sydney’s CBD, Parramatta, Newcastle and Central Coast.
Who is eligible to contest a Will in Sydney?
The following is a list of everyone who is eligible to contest a Will in Sydney, NSW.
- Former Spouses
- De Facto Partners (inc. same sex relationships)
- Step Children
- Grandchildren (If Wholly or Partly Dependent)
- Members of Deceased’s Household (If Wholly or Partly Dependent)
- People in Close Relationships with Deceased (Who Lived With Deceased)
If you are not an eligible person, then you have no entitlement to ‘Contest a Will’.
However, you may still be in a position to ‘Challenge a Will‘ or bring other ‘Will Disputes‘ to the table. The best way to find out whether or not you are eligible is to simply give us a call to book in a free appraisal or send us a message by using the form at the bottom of this page.
Want more information on contesting Wills?
Head to our ‘Contesting a Will‘ page for more answers to FAQs, including information related to time limits, eligilibity criteria, factors the Court considers in contested Will cases, how the Court determines need and how much you are likely to get when you contest the Will.
You can also call us to find out imore information and receive a free appraisal.