At every stage of contesting or challenging an estate and being involved in a will dispute it is important to have considered and experienced legal advice. You need a will dispute lawyer. Shane McClure is a lawyer with a strong knowledge of the applicable laws and is experienced in the mediation of deceased estates disputes and will disputes.
Is there a time limit to challenging a estate?
Yes. Yes there is. You only have six months from the date of the grant of probate or letters of administration in which to make a claim or lodge a will dispute. In certain circumstances you may be able to apply for an extension of the time limit, so it is important you contact us now to discuss your enquiry.
Can anyone dispute a will in Victoria?
Not everyone can dispute a will in Victoria and that is why it is important to get advice early about challenging a will.
Can one person dispute the will for other beneficiaries mentioned in the will?
Generally, a person cannot dispute a will on behalf of other beneficiaries, however if a person makes a claim under the will, the executors have to notify of any other beneficiaries or any other persons who may be eligible. Those persons after being notified can join in the proceedings and bring a claim. A child under 18 can contest a will through an adult acting, likewise if someone is suffering from a disability, they can bring proceedings through someone acting on their behalf.
If you are looking for a solicitor to help you with a will dispute or a deceased estate, click here to contact us and make an enquiry. Shane McClure has the understanding and compassion to help you move forward into the future.
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