Have you been left out of a Will or not entitled to your share of the estate?
Who Is Eligiable to Contest A Will:
- The spouse of the deceased person at the time of death.
- A person with whom the deceased was part of a de facto relationship at the time of their death. This includes same sex partners.
- A child of the deceased person.
- A former spouse of the deceased person.
- A person who was at any time, wholly or partially dependent upon the deceased person, and was, at any time, a member of the same household as the deceased person.
- A grandchild who was at any given time, wholly or partially dependent upon the deceased person.
- A person with whom the deceased person shared a close personal relationship at the time of the deceased person’s death.
YOU MAY BE ENTITLED TO CLAIM
The first step in determining whether you are entitled to challenge the Will or estate is to determine whether you meet the test of an ‘Eligible Person’. Often a previous Will is an important piece of evidence as to whether a Court should make an order for provision from the estate and this is especially so if you fall into the following categories of eligible persons:
If you are considering contesting a will, or if you have any questions, we encourage you to call us on 1800 644 541 an initial fee assessment.