Wyatts Offer Legal Support with Disputed Wills
Do you believe you deserve a larger share of an estate, that a Will was fraudulent or falsely signed, or that an estate was mishandled by Executors? Our dispute lawyers are highly skilled in the process of contesting a Will and have extensive experience in dealing with all aspects of such contests.
We understand that navigating this complex field can be daunting, which is why we provide comprehensive support throughout the process. Our team will help you assess your rights, develop a case strategy, conduct essential research and evidence gathering, work with experts as needed, manage communications with other parties involved in the matter, and review all documents associated with the contested Will. Wyatts have a multilingual team with offices in Sydney, Parramatta, Rockdale, Liverpool, Toowoomba & Brisbane.
Do you feel unfairly treated in the division of an estate?
Do you wish to challenge or contest a Will?
Do you believe that a loved one was coerced into signing an unfair Will?
Do you believe that your loved one’s Will was invalid or fraudulent?
Family Provision Claims
At Wyatt’s, we understand how difficult it can be to cope with the death of a loved one. Not only is it a time of great grief, but often people have questions or disputes that arise around their Will. That’s why our legal team is here to support you every step when navigating a family provision claim and challenging the validity of a Will in accordance with the family provision act. Our experienced dispute lawyers have seen many different types of cases and will work diligently to provide you with the best advice possible.
Our team has extensive expertise in dealing with matters involving inheritance, succession and disputed Wills. We know that this process can be confusing and full of legal jargon, so we aim to ensure that all aspects are explained in detail and that your rights are protected. From filing documents in court to reaching an agreement out-of-court and, if needed representing you in court proceedings, we will always put your needs first when advocating for your case. We’ll investigate all avenues available to help you get what is rightfully yours from the deceased’s estate.
Disputing or Contesting a Will
Sometimes, despite good intentions, the family members or loved ones of a deceased person can feel unfairly treated in the distribution of an estate. It may be that a loved one feels under-recognised in the Will, suspects that the Will was fraudulent, believes that the deceased did not have the capacity to write a fair Will, or that the deceased was coerced into leaving a Will that resulted in an unfair distribution of the estate. It may also have been the case that the deceased left two Wills that were written close together in time and were contradictory.
We understand that challenging a Will can be an incredibly difficult and emotionally-charged situation, and that is why our lawyers listen with compassion and understanding. Our commitment is to ensuring that your legal rights are upheld, and that you achieve a fair outcome.
Will Dispute Lawyer
A Will dispute lawyer, also called a Will contest attorney or probate litigator, is someone who specialises in cases where it is believed that the terms of a Will (and/or trust) are not what they should be. A professionally prepared and executed estate plan can help ensure that the wishes of the deceased person are fulfilled after they pass away. A family provision or Will dispute lawyer will determine if someone is trying to have their interests served at the expense of their family and loved ones and can help advise you if you believe you are being treated unfairly or are not represented in the Will of the deceased person.
A Will dispute lawyer can help you work through a complex Will while still keeping a close personal relationship with your family. We understand that this may be a difficult time for you, and our dedicated team is here to ensure you get the best outcome.
At Wyatt’s, we are expert Will dispute lawyers who can help you navigate the complex legal process of disputing or contesting a Will. Whether you believe that an estate was mishandled by Executors or feel under-recognised in an unfair Will, our experienced team is dedicated to helping you fight for what is rightfully yours.
If you believe you are entitled to more than was left to you by a deceased loved one, you should seek legal advice before contesting a Will.
There are a number of grounds on which to challenge a Will:
- You believe you have been unfairly treated in the distribution of an estate. For example,
- You are a child or step-child that has received a lesser share of the estate compared to your siblings
- You were a de facto partner that was not considered in the Will
- You believe the deceased did not have the knowledge or the mental capacity to understand the content of the Will
- You believe the deceased person was coerced into writing a Will that was against the deceased person’s wishes or under undue influence
- If the deceased has not left adequate provision to support their spouse, child or other dependants
- You have reason to believe that the Will is fraudulent and was not written or signed by the deceased
- The disputed Will was informal and not in accordance with legal requirements, therefore not being a valid Will
- There were two conflicting Wills written in a short space of time
- The disputed Will was changed or amended after it was signed
Executor Negligent Compensation
In addition, if you are a beneficiary of an estate and believe that an executor has been negligent or failed to manage the Will correctly, you may take legal action to remove them from that role. You are also entitled to seek compensation if you have suffered any financial loss because of the executor’s misconduct.
If you are thinking about disputing a Will, then it is important that you seek legal advice as soon as possible, as there are time limits on when you can take action.
Our team of dispute lawyers understand that disputing a Will can be a difficult process and can be emotionally challenging. This is why we take a compassionate and personalised approach with our clients. If you are looking for a legal team that listens and treats you as more than a “case number”, then Wyatts can help.
Contact us today to speak to one of our legal team.
Wyatts Compensation Lawyers offer:
Our legal team have the knowledge and expertise to assist you in contesting a Will and family provision claim. We can also assist with a range of family law matters. Further, our lawyers have the determination and skill to represent you during mediation, dispute resolution, or litigation in court. Our resolve is to secure your future by obtaining the best possible outcome.
No Win, No Fee
At Wyatts Compensation Lawyers is proud to offer a no-win, no-fee policy. This means that if you do not succeed in your claim for compensation, you will not be required to pay any legal costs. Our commitment is to ensure that your legal rights are upheld and that you achieve the best possible outcome in your case. We only charge legal fees once you receive your compensation settlement.
Remember to ask for more information about our No Win, No Fee policy.