You are able to contest a will and make what is called a family provision claim if you are an eligible person in accordance with the Succession Act 2006.
If you feel you have been unfairly treated in a will, you may be able to make a claim.
An application must be made within 12 months of the date of death of the deceased.
There are some exceptions and in certain cases, out of time applications can be made. 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”.
If you believe you have been left without being adequately provided for in a will, a consideration will be your financial position, your relationship with the deceased, the size of the estate and the deceased’s relationship with other persons who are eligible to make a claim.
If you believe you have been unfairly treated in a will, or that the deceased person did not have the mental capacity to make a will, then please feel free to contact us at Premier Compensation Lawyers to discuss.
You are classified as an eligible person if you are:
If you feel you fit into any of the categories above, or believe that the deceased person did not have the mental capacity to make a will, then feel free to contact us at Premier Compensation Lawyers for some free advice.
We will offer you free over the phone advice as well as a free face to face conference where we will advise you:
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