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Do I have grounds to contest a Will?

What are the grounds for contesting a Will when the majority of the deceased estate is located in NSW?

No Win, No FeeIf your answer is YES to all of the following five questions, you may have grounds to contest a Will and are welcome to give our Contested Wills & Estates Team a call for a free appraisal or send us a message using the form at the bottom of this page.

If your answer is NO to any of the following five questions and you are unsure if you have the grounds necessary to contest a Will, call our team for a free appraisal or send us a message using the form at the bottom of this page.

  1. Are you an eligible person?
  2. Are you still within the time limit for contesting a Will?
  3. Is the deceased estate mostly located in NSW?
  4. Have you been unfairly provided for in the Will or not provided for at all?
  5. Do you have any 'need'? I.e. if the Court was to take a look at your current situation (finances, debts, assets, investments, expenses, education needs, employment, etc.) would they determine that you are someone in need of financial provision from the deceased's Will?

To check your eligibility, the time limits and how the Court determines need, please visit our 'Contesting a Will' page for a full list of FAQs on this topic.

What are the grounds for challenging a Will when the majority of the deceased estate is located in NSW?

If your answer is YES to any of the following four questions, you may have grounds to challenge a Will and are welcome to give our Contested Wills & Estates Team a call for a free appraisal or send us a message using the form at the bottom of this page.

If your answer is NO to any of the following four questions and you are unsure if you have the grounds necessary to challenge a Will, call us now for a free appraisal or send us a message using the form at the bottom of this page.

  1. Do you think the deceased was unduly influenced by another person when drafting or making changes to their Will?
  2. Do you think the deceased was tricked into drafting or making changes to their Will?
  3. Do you think the deceased's Will (or any part of their Will) was forged by another person?
  4. Do you think the deceased lacked the mental capacity required to draft or make changes to their Will?

To check what constitutes undue influence, fraud, forgery and a lack of testamentary capacity, please visit our 'Challenging a Will' page for a full of FAQS on this topic.

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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