WILL DISPUTES AUSTRALIA
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CONTESTING A WILL -
AUSTRALIAN WILL DISPUTE LAWYERS
While the law recognised a person’s right to make a will leaving their property to whom they wish, it does allow somebody to dispute a will where there are good reasons. The most common circumstances in which a wills dispute arises are:
Circumstances required to dispute a Will
To succeed in a wills dispute the deceased must have had a moral responsibility towards you and must have failed in that moral responsibility when making their will.
Time limits to contest a Will
The time limits to contest a will vary from state to state.
For example, within Victoria a will may be contested up to six months from the Grant of Probate. Application for probate will usually take place within one to 8 weeks from the date of death.
It is therefore important to seek legal advice quickly if you are considering contesting a will.
Frequently asked questions
I am a de facto spouse - can I dispute a will?
How much does it cost to dispute a will?
Does contesting a will mean I have to go to Court?
However, to ensure that a fair result is achieved, it may be necessary for a will dispute to proceed to court.
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Our legal referral service can assist you by referring you to a wills dispute lawyer. This service is free to use.
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