Left out of a Will?
Treated unfairly in a Will?
You may be entitled to claim what is rightfully yours.
The Death of a loved one is never a good time. It’s a time of sadness and great emotional stress.
But then to compound your situation, you been left out of the Will or have not been provided for fairly. Sometimes you aren’t even sure why this might be.
The law (in this case the ‘Family Provisions Act’) can in certain circumstances provide help. The Family Provisions Act came about because people and relationships are not simple and straightforward and there are many reasons people aren’t always provided for in a Will. Some are valid, some are not.
Contesting a will can be confronting but doing so doesn’t make you greedy or without empathy.
In fact sometimes it is the only way to put things right, to correct an injustice.
Can I Challenge or Contest a Will?
Not everyone can challenge or contest a Will. The law differs from state to state and is updated from time to time. In general you need to be a spouse (de facto included) or close relative, or have been financially dependent on the deceased. For details please speak to one of our professionals.
What are the costs?
We need to assess the matter to be able to give you a clearer indication of costs. We will also discuss with you who is likely to bear the costs and when they need to be paid. In most cases you will not need to pay anything until the conclusion of the matter.