Will disputes are increasingly common, especially given the changing and complex nature of Australian families. A Will dispute does not need to be a battle – it’s about working with all involved to bring about an acceptable outcome. When a person makes a Will, they have the right to decide who will inherit their assets after they die. But there are also laws to protect people who receive an unfair entitlement in a Will. At Maurice Blackburn, 98% of our Will dispute cases are settled without the need to go to court.
Whether you are thinking of challenging or contesting a Will, or if you are the executor or beneficiary of a Will that is being challenged, Maurice Blackburn’s highly experienced Will disputes lawyers can assist you. The law surrounding Will disputes is complex, and can differ significantly from state to state; so it’s important to retain a lawyer with local experience. Maurice Blackburn is a national firm with a long and successful history of providing advice in will disputes.
If you think you have been unfairly provided for and want to challenge a Will, speak to Maurice Blackburn today. We fight for fair.
Maurice Blackburn lawyers have a long history of providing advice in Will disputes
Maurice Blackburn's lawyers will do everything they can to help you get your proper entitlement. In fact most of our cases are successfully settled without ever needing to go to court. Our first consultation is free and it's at this point that we will tell you whether we believe your case is strong and should be pursued. If you go ahead, we will act for you on a no win, no fee basis (conditions apply). Time limits apply, so if you intend to dispute a Will, you should seek prompt legal advice to ensure that your entitlements are protected.
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If you've been left out of a Will or haven't been left with an adequate share of the inheritance, it's good to know that you can challenge the Will. Generally, Will dispute claims can be made by anyone who had a close and significant relationship with the deceased and who can show that a Will maker failed to adequately provide for them in the Will. If this describes your situation, then you can contest the Will.
Speak to Maurice Blackburn today about our history of successful cases and how we can help you dispute a will.
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