How long does it usually take to contest a Will? If the outcome is favourable for the contesting party then what happens? Is this something that takes months or years? The first important thing to know about contesting a Will in New South Wales is that, you have a set period of time in which … Continue reading How long does it take to contest a Will?
I’ve heard that you can incorporate a “no contest” clause into a Will. Is this true? And what a ‘no contest’ clause is a clause in a Will stopping beneficiaries or others from making a family provision claim on the Estate. It is possible to incorporate a ‘no contest’ clause into a Will. However, there … Continue reading What is a ‘no contest’ clause?
If you believe that you might have grounds to contest a Will there are a few important facts you need to know! There are numerous grounds available to contest a Will including undue influence, fraud or a lack of testamentary capacity in the Will maker. However, the most common ground used to contest a Will … Continue reading Contesting A Will – The Facts You Need To Know!
Q&A – Wills And Second Families:- Question:- My stepfather left my mother and married much younger women. When he died he left all his “worldly goods” to his new wife and nothing to my mother, my siblings or myself. Do any of us have a claim on his estate? Are we able to challenge my stepfather’s … Continue reading Challenging A Will under the Family Provision Act 1982.
My mother left me out of her Will and I don’t believe she was of sound mind when she made it. She didn’t make it in the presence of a solicitor, but just used a Will kit. Can I look at her medical records to see if she was suffering any illness like dementia at … Continue reading What are the requirements of a valid will?