Contesting a Will
Have you received an unfair share of your close relative’s estate? Are you an executor defending claims from a beneficiary? If these issues are stopping you from moving forward in life, Bridge Legal can help with contested estates in Sydney and Brisbane.
Our team of lawyers have over 35 years of experience in estate disputes. We’ve helped family members through some of the most difficult circumstances in their life, including serious claims of fraud, forgery, and the threat of outsider influences.
Am I Eligible to Make a Claim?
No matter how big or small your claim, we can assess your case and determine your chance of success. Some of the key factors we consider include:
- The nature of your relationship with the deceased and their relationship with legitimate party members
- Your financial position and how the current provisions affect your access to education, maintenance and ability to advance forward in life.
- The conditions laid out in the Will and whether certain changes have affected your access to provisions.
If you’re defending contested estates in Brisbane or Sydney, we analyse the conditions of the Will and determine if the beneficiary has a reasonable case against you.
Helping You Avoid Court and Save Money
Mediation has been proven to be successful in most dispute claims. Not only is it cheaper than going to court, it’s much quicker and less stressful for the parties involved.
These sessions allow each party to present their case in a neutral environment. In the event that we cannot reach a peaceful resolution, we prepare for a trial.
Seek Legal Advice Before It’s Too Late
With a 12 month deadline (NSW) and 6 month dealline (QLD) to process your claim after a deceased’s passing, we offer you quick relief from the uncertainty of claims disputes. Whether you’re defending an estate or contesting a will, our team of experienced lawyers can help you find much-needed closure. If you think you have strong evidence to contest or defend and Estate – We can assist you.
Make sure you lodge your claim in time.