Will disputes lawyers
What you need to know about Wills
Will disputes are increasingly common, especially given the changing and complex nature of Australian families. But it doesn't need to be a battle—it’s about working with all involved to bring about an acceptable outcome.
When someone makes a Will, they have the right to decide who inherits their assets after they die. But there are also laws to protect eligible people who are left little or nothing in a Will. The law surrounding Will disputes is complex, and can differ significantly from state to state, 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. 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
Our lawyers will do everything they can to help you get your proper entitlement. Your first consultation is free and it's at this point that we can determine if your case is strong and should be pursued. If you go ahead, we will usually act for you on a 'no win, no fee'* basis.
Time limits apply, so seek prompt legal advice if you intend to dispute a Will, to ensure your entitlements are protected.
Pursue a fair outcome in your Will dispute
Our expert Wills, trusts and estates lawyers settle 98% of disputed Will cases out of court.
If you've been left out of a Will, or haven't been left with an adequate share of the inheritance, you can contest or challenge the Will. To bring a challenge to a Will you must be an eligible applicant. Generally, dispute claims can be made by someone 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.
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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