Contested Wills & Estates
We assist clients with both contesting and defending Wills.
Some of the circumstances in which a deceased person’s Will can be contested include where:
Family Provision claims
A family provision claim is an application made against a deceased person’s estate by a person who claims that they did not receive “adequate provision” for their proper maintenance, education or advancement in life from the estate.
A family provision claim may be brought against a deceased person’s estate irrespective of whether they had a valid Will in place.
Persons who are eligible to make a family provision claim against a deceased person’s estate include:
We assist clients with both bringing and defending family provision claims.
Construction of Wills
Where there is doubt as to the meaning or operation of a Will, an application can be made to the Supreme Court of New South Wales for advice as to the proper construction of a Will. We can assist clients with such applications.
Some of the cases we have previously advised clients in include: