Defending a Will

How to defend a Will

Defending a contested Will can be a daunting task whether you are an executor or a beneficiary, but our experienced lawyers can guide you through all stages of litigation. At Maurice Blackburn, 98% of our Will dispute cases are settled without the need to go to court.

If you are the executor or beneficiary of a will that has been contested or challenged, our highly experienced Will dispute lawyers can assist you. We understand the stress that these situations can create, and we will do everything to help you understand your rights and responsibilities, and help you respond to the challenge.

Will disputes are becoming increasingly common in Australia, so it’s vital that executors are prepared in the event of a challenged or contested Will. If you have been appointed an executor, you are responsible for following a formal legal process to ensure all instructions recorded in the Will are carried out. The laws which govern Wills, trusts and estates are complex and differ across states and territories, so it’s important to retain a Will dispute lawyer with local experience.

We have offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Darwin and throughout Australia, so speak to Maurice Blackburn today. We fight for fair.

What are an executor's duties?

Maurice Blackburn Lawyers can help you understand your rights and responsibilities as an executor.

Anybody can be appointed as an executor of a Will. It can be a great honour to be asked, but administering an estate can also be time consuming and stressful, as it involves a great deal of work and responsibility. Executors have a number of legal responsibilities, but they also have rights—including the right to renounce the executorship if they choose.

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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Our Will dispute and estates lawyers are experienced in winning fair compensation for our clients on a no win, no fee basis.

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