Will Dispute Lawyers Cairns
Will disputes can arise for a number of reasons. Deciding whether or not to contest the will of a loved one who has passed away can be a difficult decision to make during an emotional time. Before deciding to contest a will, it’s important to make sure that you are eligible to do so. You may be able to contest a will if you are:
- the deceased’s spouse
- the deceased’s child and/or
- the deceased’s dependant.
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Reasons To Contest A Will
If you are entitled to contest a will, you should carefully consider the prospect of success before proceeding. Our wills and estates lawyers can help you understand your prospects of success by considering your circumstances and other factors. Some of the reasons you may wish to contest a will can include:
- proper provision was not made for you in the Will;
- a promise was made to you that you would be left a certain part of the estate and that has not occurred;
- there was a clear error or mistake in the Will and a court order is sought to rectify that error or mistake;
- the Will maker lacked capacity to make to Will;
- the Will maker was subject to undue influence.