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Estate Disputes

Unfortunately, sometimes there are Estate matters which require third party intervention in order to resolve....

If you’re the dependant of someone who has died and you have not been provided with a fair share of his or her estate, you may have the right to contest their will.

Under section 57 of the Succession Act (2006), the time limit for bringing a family provision claim is now 12 months from the date of death pursuant to section 58(2) of the Act. The Court has the power to extend the time limit if it is satisfied that sufficient reasons can be shown.

You may be able to challenge the distribution of an estate if:

  • You’ve been left out of the will

  • The assets have been unfairly divided

  • The will is not valid

  • The administrator has been negligent

  • There has been no will left

Our Estate Dispute Services

Contesting the Will

We can assist with the complicated process of challenging a will in court.

Defending a Will or Estate

You should seek legal advice for defending a contested will or estate in court.

Executors or Probate

If you are an executor you should always consult a lawyer before taking any action.

Life Insurance Claims

If you are a beneficiary of a will, or are intending to file a family provision claim, we will be able to advise you on how to best proceed.

Superannuation Claims

You should take steps to determine whether a superannuation policy exists at the time of death, and the method it will be managed.

Administration of an Estate

The Administration of an Estate occurs when there is no legal will or there are assets that have not been disposed of via a will.

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