Defending a Will

Defending a Will can be a daunting task whether you are an executor or a beneficiary: our experienced lawyers can guide you through all stages of litigation, and our success rate means that 98% of our Will disputes clients never have to go to court.

If you are the executor or beneficiary of a will that has been contested or challenged, Maurice Blackburn’s highly experienced Will dispute attorneys 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 that that 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 that you have expert legal advice.

Contact Maurice Blackburn today to speak to a expert Will disputes lawyer with experience in your state.

What are an executor's duties?

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

Anybody can be appointed an Executor of a Will. It can be a great honour to be asked to act as an executor; 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.

If you need legal advice or assistance about acting as the executor of a Will, speak to Maurice Blackburn today. We can help.

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 estate lawyers are experienced in winning fair compensation for our clients on a no win, no fee basis.

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