Many people feel disappointed when they find out they have been left out of a Will. There may have been promises made during the deceased’s lifetime, a moral duty to provide or issues with the Will itself. This may lead to considering if you should dispute the Will. The structure of families has changed over time with many people living in blended families or inter-generational arrangements. This includes, adult children living at home longer or “granny-flat arrangements”. There have been increases in challenges to wills as a result of
Wills can be challenged either on their validity or their fairness.
Why do people dispute a Will?
In New South Wales, these types of claims are called “Family Provision Claims”.
Who can make a claim?
To be eligible under this category you need to fulfill other criteria
-being a member of the household of the deceased
-being wholly or partly dependant on the deceased (including cases of co-dependency)
-being in a close personal relationship with the deceased
What makes a Will invalid?
Claims must be made within 12 months of the date of death of the Deceased.
Call us on 02 9151 7339 or 0406 239 946 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to see if you want us to give you a free assessment of your claim on an Estate.