Do You Feel You’ve Been Unfairly Provided For in Your Time of Need?
The death of a loved one is a challenging time. This is made worse when a family dispute occurs in regards to the Will.
Contesting a Will is not an easy choice to make, but is sometimes necessary if you feel that circumstances are against you. Whether you’ve been left out of a Will, or do not feel you got a fair share of the assets – Bridge Legal may be able to help.
If you plan on contesting a Will, talk to a Bridge Legal estate lawyer that services The Hills district. They can advise if your case is valid and the best course of action for moving forward.
Am I Eligible to Dispute an Estate?
In New South Wales, an eligible person can be a:
- Wife or husband of the deceased at the time of death
- De-facto or same-sex partner
- Child, stepchild and grandchild
- Former wife or husband of the deceased
- Parent of a child who is deceased
- Carer of the deceased
- Person who was financially dependent on the deceased
Is There a Time Limit to Contesting a Will?
You have to submit an application within the first 12 months of the deceased passing away. If you submit an application outside of this time period, you have to give the courts a valid reason as to why they should accept your submission outside of the 12 month period.
Discuss your situation with Bridge Legal if you want to contest a Will outside of the 12 month period.
How Bridge Legal Can Help
At Bridge Legal, we understand the challenges of contesting a Will in The Hills – especially when emotions are running high.
An assessment of your specific case will determine if you have a chance of success. If so, Bridge Legal can make contact with the Executor, prepare the relevant documents and evidence, then propose an offer to settle the dispute.
In many cases, the dispute of a deceased estate can be resolved through negotiation.
If the offer is rejected, Bridge Legal can submit your claim to the courts, then guide you through the proceeding to reach a fair and just outcome.
Why Choose Bridge Legal
- Over 35 years of experience in handling estate disputes
- Expert negotiation skills to reach a fair outcome
- Aims to avoid the expense of court
- Clear and easy to understand legal advice
- Fixed-rate fees
Talk to an Estate Lawyer
Bridge Legal offers professional legal services for private and corporate clients in The Hills.