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Contested Probate Solicitors - Disputed Will Advice
Our Litigation Lawyers Only Deal With Contested Probate And Disputed Wills
Most people in Australia possess assets at the time of their death and want their property to be distributed according to their wishes. A valid will gives legally enforceable instructions about the distribution of assets and who should be in charge of the process. In some cases there may be dispute about the validity of the document and disputed will solicitors may become involved in a legal challenge to contest probate.
In order to ensure that assets are distributed according to the wishes of the deceased it is important that a legally valid will is in force at the time of death however even then a challenge can still be mounted in certain circumstances by disputed will solicitors in a contested probate claim before the Australian Supreme Court. If there is no will the 'intestacy rules' dictate the allocation of the deceased's assets to relatives or if there are no qualifying relatives to the State.
Challenging A Will
There are a number of grounds for challenging validity and disputed will solicitors will initially consider matters outlined below if they intend to contest probate :-
In order to obtain a Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration which are documents that give authority to deal with the estate of the deceased, the proposed executor or administrator must make application to the Supreme Court. It is possible for contested probate lawyers to challenge a will both before and after the issue of a grant of probate or letters of administration :-
Solicitors Legal Advice
Our solicitors deal with matters relating to disputing or challenging wills and contested probate issues. The law varies dependant on the domicile of the deceased, where the will was executed and the location of the assets and as a result there are often different statutes, rules, protocols, practices and time limits applicable to distribution of the estate. Our qualified solicitors operate nationwide and can assist you in every Australian location. If you would like free initial advice with no obligation just complete the contact form and a specialist solicitor will phone you immediately.
Our Litigation Lawyers Only Deal With Contested Probate And Disputed WillsLAWYER HELPLINE: ☎ 1800 455 886