Contesting a Will in North Sydney? Get Expert Legal Advice
Do you feel like you’ve been left out in the cold? Do you believe the Will of a recently deceased isn’t legally binding or was written due to outside influences?
You may have a strong case for contesting a Will. But you need expert legal advice and support to get the outcome you want. Bridge Legal are located in North Sydney and work together with families through some of the most difficult times of their lives.
Peace in Conflict
We believe in the power of mediation and its ability to resolve issues peacefully. These confidential sessions are conducted by professional counsellors who listen to arguments from both sides and work with the family to reach a peaceful outcome.
Mediation has proven to be successful and offers many advantages over going to court:
- More cost-effective
- Quicker than waiting for a court hearing
- Less emotionally taxing on the family
- Decisions are left up to the family – not a judge
- Relationship between family members can be preserved
Many people find comfort in going to mediation as opposed to the formal structure of court hearings. This means that discussions can occur naturally, where everyone has the chance to be heard and express themselves openly.
The desired outcome for mediation is to reach an agreement that satisfies both sides. An agreement is made on the spot, which is documented with terms and conditions, then ultimately signed by all parties involved.
Are You Eligible to Contest a Will?
You may be wondering about your eligibility to contest a Will and your chances of success. An obligation-free meeting in our North Sydney office will advise you if you have a strong case, and what the most likely outcome will be.
The nature of your relationship with the deceased will also decide if you’re eligible to contest a Will. People who are eligible to contest a Will include:
- Former Spouses
- De Facto Partners
- Step Children
- People who were partially or wholly dependent on the deceased
- People who were in a close relationship and lived with the deceased.
It’s also important to remember that there is a limited timeframe to contest a Will. In NSW, you can contest an estate within 12 months from the date of death.
To increase your chances of success, visit our North Sydney office for an obligation-free meeting.