CITY LAWYERS AND CONSULTANTS

INHERITANCE DISPUTES NO WIN NO FEE

Phone: (02) 9844 5437

office@citylawyers.net.au

CONTESTING WILLS IN NSW

In NSW, eligible persons can CONTEST A WILL and make a FAMILY PROVISION claim if they have been left without adequate provision from a deceased estate.

If you are considering contesting a will, or if you have a question, call us on (02) 9844 5437 for a free initial case assessment.

All our CONTESTING WILLS work is done on NO WIN NO FEE basis.

Contesting a Will refers to making a family provision claim.

In NSW, you may Contest a Will if you are:

  • a spouse of the deceased person at the time of their death
  • a person with whom the deceased person was living in a de facto relationship at the time of their death (that includes same sex partners)
  • a child of the deceased person
  • a former spouse of the deceased person
  • a person who was wholly or partly dependent on the deceased person for a period of time and at any time a member of the same household
  • a grandchild who was wholly or partly dependent for a period of time on the deceased person with whom the deceased was living in a close personal relationship.

In NSW there is a time limit for contesting a will.

If the deceased died after 1 March 2009, a family provision claim must be commenced within 12 months from the date of death.

If an application for family provision is made more than 12 months after the date of death, you will need to show the court that you have 'sufficient cause'. The Court has discretion to grant an extension of time if you can show that there is sufficient cause for making a late application. You must provide the court with 'sufficient justification or excuse' or 'sufficient explanation'.

NO WIN NO FEE agreement means that we act for you in making a family provision claim and you are not required to pay any fees upfront. Our fees are only payable if an agreement is reached between the parties or if there is a Court order. Your fees will be paid out of the estate.

We offer NO WIN NO FEE agreements if we are confident that your claim is successful.

City Lawyers and Consultants

For free consultation call us on (02) 9844 5437

Send your enquiries to office@citylawyers.net.au