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Who can contest a will and how to prepare

A lot can happen in your lifetime. You meet people who make a big impact and sometimes those relationships fall away over time. Near the end of someone’s life, they will hopefully write a will outlining which of their physical positions each person in their family or close friends should share. Sometimes you may have spent a lot of time

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Who is eligible to contest a will in NSW?

For many, the first time they come across the legal requirements and stipulations of estate planning for a will is when they are prepared to write their own. Other times, someone may be appointed to be the executor or trustee of the will and must manage the affairs of the person who has passed away. However, there are times when

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What grounds do you have to contest a will?

When a loved one has passed away, along with grieving the loss, family members and those close to the deceased must also go through a lot of logistical procedures regarding the deceased’s will. The laws vary from state to state in Australia but generally, you have similar grounds to dispute wills across the country. This article will highlight the differences

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How long can contesting a will take?

Processing the loss of a loved one while deciding on the logistics of what comes next, is a difficult and sensitive situation for everyone involved. Family and friends closest to the deceased sometimes feel a sense of chaos as they try to get everything together for the funeral, as well as manage their loved one’s estate and last will and

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The basics of disputing a will

When you lose a loved one it can be difficult to navigate both the loss and the practicalities of settling their estate. If the deceased had a large number of assets and the will is complex, this can lead to added stress and anxiety as beneficiaries find out how much their inheritance is and wonder if their share should have

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Can family contest a will?

When a family member passes away, their estate is divided according to their will, or (if they died intestate), according to Australian inheritance law. If there are no heirs and the deceased died intestate, the estate goes to the Crown. However, in most cases, each of the family members of the deceased receive a share according to the testator’s wishes.

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