Will Disputes

Contested Wills & Estates Law

 

Have you been treated unfairly or left out of a Will? You can do something about it!

 

The law does require that certain people be fairly and properly provided for in a Will, and we are experts in helping people get what they are entitled to. We can assist you with contesting a Will, challenging a Will or defending a Will.

 

Our extensive experience shows that many Wills are not legally binding. A court can make orders to redistribute the Estate to pay monies where people have been unreasonably left, out or not properly provided for.

 

PEOPLE WHO MAY BE ABLE TO CONTEST A WILL.

  • You were married to the person who made the Will, or where their partner.
  • If you are a child of the person who made the Will or adopted child.
  • If you are the ex-wife or ex-husband of the person who made the Will -If you are are a grandchild of the person who made the Will and were wholly or partially dependent upon them Perhaps you lived with the deceased or were supported financially by them.
  • If you lived with the person who made the Will at some time ,and you were dependent upon them to some extent, including step children and foster children.
  • You can also be eligible to make a claim even if there is no Will.

 

WHAT ARE THE TIME LIMITS WHEN CONTESTING A WILL?

You only have limited time from the date of death to have us put in a claim for you, so don't delay. It's best to act quickly to get our professional  advice on what you are entitled to.

 

WE CAN HELP YOU WITH OTHER SITUATIONS INCLUDING

  • Challenging the validity of a Will.
  • Defending a Will that has been contested or challenged.
  • Is the wording of the Will confusing, or was it properly signed and witnessed.
  • Are you the executor or beneficiary of a Will and need to know your rights and obligations?
  • Is the Executor properly distributing the Estate?
  • Is Probate required
  • Did the deceased die without leaving a Will?

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