Contesting a Will
What is contesting a Will?
You can contest a Will on a variety of grounds. You can challenge the validity of a Will itself because you think it was made at a time when the Will maker was not of sound mind, or was unduly influenced or pressured by another person.
You can also contest a Will because it doesn’t adequately provide for you. Anyone who had a close and significant relationship with the deceased person—such as a child, a spouse or partner—may be eligible to contest the provisions of a Will.
If you think you have been unfairly provided for and want to contest a Will, speak to Maurice Blackburn today. Your first consultation will be free.
How to contest a Will or deceased estate
Unfair Wills, Trusts and deceased Estates can be contested with help from one of our lawyers. At Maurice Blackburn, 98% of our Will dispute cases are settled without the need to go to court.
If you believe that you've been unfairly provided for in a Will, speak to a Maurice Blackburn lawyer about how to successfully contest a Will. We offer a 'no win, no fee'* cost agreement in most matters relating to Will disputes. Strict time limits apply to contesting a Will, so it is important that you obtain legal advice as soon as possible.
All you need to know about Will disputes
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, our Will disputes lawyers can assist you.
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