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Daughter Successfully Contests Distant Father’s Will and Wins $70,000

09/03/2020

An adult child from Frankston Victoria, approached Gerard Malouf and Partners to contest the will of her late father. Our client did not have contact with her father until she was the age of 42 when he sent her a letter saying that he regrets having missed out on so…

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Estranged Husband Successfully Contests Will in NSW

07/03/2020

A husband expected that he was not going to outlive his late wife due to health problems. Thinking ahead, our client took his name off the property’s deed to make it easier for his wife in the future. Prior to his death, his wife ended their marriage. However, they still…

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Adult Son Contest Father’s Will in New South Wales and Wins $75,000

05/03/2020

Gerard Malouf and Partners was approached by an adult son seeking information on how to make a Family Provision Claim. He was specifically wanting advice on how to contest his father’s will in New South Wales. During his initial free consultation, our client was asked to outline the history of…

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Estranged Son from Penshurst Contests Mother’s Will and Wins

05/03/2020

Gerard Malouf and Partners was contacted by an adult son wanting to contest his mother’s will. They shared a close bond until the day he did not invite his sister to a family barbeque. Our client did this as he and his sister did not get along and the barbecue…

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Estate Agrees to Extinguish Plaintiff’s Debt to the Estate & Pay Him 10% of the Net Sale Proceeds from the Family Home

30/08/2018

Our client was a 50 year old man who came to Gerard Malouf and Partners wanting to contest his late mother’s Will as he felt that he had not been adequately provided for. The client’s mother passed away in the state of New South Wales and as a result the…

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Father Dies Intestate & Biological Daughter Receives $150,000 from the Estate

28/08/2018

A client approached Gerard Malouf & Partners to ask what her rights were in relation to her biological father passing away intestate. The biological father passed away in the state of New South Wales, however, he did not leave a Last Will and Testament. The client instructed GMP that the Estate…

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Two Adult Children Receive Provision out of an Estate Gifted Entirely to the Widow

23/08/2018

Gerard Malouf and Partners were approached by two siblings, a brother and a sister, wanting to contest their late father’s Will. Our client’s late father had passed away gifting his entire estate to his widow, the widow being our client’s step-mother. The deceased and the widow shared a long and…

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A Central West NSW Man Successfully Contests Will of his Late Mother

29/05/2018

Gerard Malouf and Partners were approached by an estranged biological son who was seeking advice on his rights regarding contesting his late mother’s Will. The client’s mother passed away quite suddenly and although our client had not seen his mother for many years, he attempted to keep in contact with…

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GMP Contesting Wills Lawyers successfully fought for the entitlements of a deserving client that was unfairly denied rights to her father’s Estate

15/05/2018

Our client was unjustly denied her entitlements of her father’s Estate. GMP Contesting Wills Lawyers, worked tirelessly to right this wrong and was able to successfully contest the Will. Our client shared a close relationship with her father until her parent’s separation when she was aged 12. Sadly, there was…

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Adult Biological Child Makes a Claim on her Mother’s Small Estate

17/04/2018

An adult daughter from Sholehaven  contacted our office to take advantage of our first free consultation when seeking advice about her late mother’s estate.  During this initial consultation, our client was provided with advice in relation to how to contest a will, the things the court at and issues eligible…

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Grandson Contests Grandmothers Will and Succeeds

29/03/2018

Our client’s upbringing was no ideal. His mother treated our client poorly and not in a manner in which one would treat their son. DOCS became involved and eventually removed our client from the care of his mother and placed with his Maternal Grandmother. During the period in which the…

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Moss Vale Man Successfully Contests Will of his Late Father Who Included his two Siblings

27/03/2018

Gerard Malouf and Partners was approached by an estranged son who was seeking advice on how to contest a will in New South Wales after being left out of his late father’s will. The father had recently passed away and, due to a dispute regarding family matters, left his estate…

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Family Provision Claim – Two Children vs Step Mother

30/01/2018

A Western Sydney man died in 2016 leaving his estate to his wife. The estate consisted of approximately $230,000 in savings and the deceased’s half share in the marital property. Whilst it is not unusual for someone to leave their assets to their husband or wife, it is not always…

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Adult Daughter Left Unequal Share of Father’s Estate, Makes a Claim and Wins a Share

25/01/2018

An adult daughter in Brisbane contacted Gerard Malouf and Partners Expert Lawyer, Mr Garbis Kolokossian, for advice on how to contest a will in Queensland. The relationship between our client and her late father was distant from the beginning due to her parent’s separation and as a result she would…

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Disabled Daughter Inadequately Provided for Successfully Contests Mother’s Will

26/12/2017

Gerard Malouf and Partners, Contesting Wills Expert Solicitor, Mr Garbis Kolokossian, was approached by our client seeking information on how to contest a will in New South Wales and the likelihood of her claim being successful.  She received initial advice on how to contest a will, the process of making…

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Estranged daughter receives over $100,000 after contesting fathers will

21/12/2017

Our client was a 67 year old lady from Western Sydney. She had contacted Gerard Malouf & Partners Contesting a Will Lawyers after learning that her father had died and made no provision for her in his last will and testament. At the time of his death, our client’s father had an…

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Seven Hills Woman seeks makes a family provision claim after Father Dies Intestate and Wins $215,000

19/12/2017

Gerard Malouf and Partners was contacted by our client seeking advice on how to contest a will, what was needed when bringing a family provision claim, how this all impacted upon an estate when the person dies intestate and how our no-win-no-fee costs agreement worked. She was informed that whilst she was…

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Loving Adult Daughter Contests Late Mother’s Will and Wins $120,000

14/12/2017

Gerard Malouf and Partners Contesting Wills Solicitor, Mr Garbis Kolokossian, was contacted by our client to provide her with advice on how to contest a will in New South Wales as well as the options available for the progression of her claim. During this consultation she was asked to illustrate the history…

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Estranged son receives $150,000 following a family provision claim on his late Father’s estate

21/11/2017

Our Client, a 65 year old man from Western Sydney, contacted our office to discuss contesting a will following his Father’s death. Our Client’s parents separated when our Client was a teenager. His Father commenced a new relationship and re-married some years later. Sadly, with the commencement of this new…

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Estranged Son receives over $150,000 after being left out of Will

14/11/2017

Our client, a 68 year old man from Western Sydney, was surprised to learn that his father had excluded him from his will. Upon learning this news he contacted Gerard Malouf & Partners Will Dispute Lawyers to enquire about his rights contesting a will in NSW. The deceased died leaving an…

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Disinherited Adult Daughter Contests Father’s Will and Wins $425,000

09/11/2017

An adult daughter from New South Wales contacted Gerard Malouf and Partners seeking advice on whether she would be able to contest her father’s will which left her inadequately provided for. During her first free consultation she was advised on how to contest a will, and the process of making a…

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Late Claim – Adult Son Successfully Contests Mother’s Will in NSW

07/11/2017

An adult son residing in Gymea has contacted Gerard Malouf and Partners wanting to contest his late mother’s will. During this initial consultation he was advised about how to contest a will, the contesting a will process and was provided with advice about family provisions claims. The estate was only modest being…

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Biological daughter makes a claim on Late Mother’s Estate and Wins!

02/11/2017

Gerard Malouf and Partners Expert Contesting Wills Solicitor, Mr Garbis Kolokossian, was approached by our client, seeking advice on how to contest a will in Victoria. In her first free consultation she was required to outline the nature of the relationship she had with her late mother as well as…

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Elderly Widow receives 50% of Her Late Husband’s Inner West Estate

31/10/2017

Our client was the second wife of the deceased. They were married in the late 1980s, when our client was in her 60s and they remained married and living together for 20 years until her husband’s death in late 2010. Our client was 83 years old when her late husband…

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Sons Claim on Father’s Newcastle Estate to Receive an Equal Share

19/10/2017

We were contacted by 2 brothers to receive advice in relation to their late father’s Newcastle Estate.  Their father had been in a long term domestic relationship and unfortunately his partner passed away approximately 3 months after their father.  Our clients sought advice from our expert Contesting Will team at…

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Gerard Malouf & Partners Assists Widow to Resolve Husbands Rural Estate

21/09/2017

Gerard Malouf & Partners represented a widow in relation to the Estate of her late husband, drafting and preparing the relevant Probate application to assist in the finalisation of her late husband’s Estate. Unfortunately our client was the third spouse of this deceased’s person who had left 3 children from…

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Estranged Adult Son Receives $80,000 Inheritance After Being Left Out of Fathers Will

04/09/2017

After a difficult childhood and upbringing our client had a distant relationship with his father. During his upbringing our client assisted his father with his home business and improvements to the family property. Throughout his adult life our client moved around, eventually settling in Queensland whilst his father remained in…

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Adult Son With Step Father Contests the Will of His Late Biological Father and Receives $230,000

29/08/2017

An adult son from the Australian Capital Territory contacted Gerard Malouf and Partners for instruction on how to Contest a Will where he was left inadequately provided for by his late father. Our firm provided a free initial consultation advising on the best course of action. During our client’s childhood, he…

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Adult Daughter Contests Will of Late Step-Father and Wins $120,000 Provision

24/08/2017

A woman has received $120,000 after successfully contesting the will of her late step-father. Our client, a loving step-daughter was left stunned when she realised that her step-father’s entire estate was left to her sister, who was also not their step-father’s biological child. She had a close relationship with her…

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Niece receives over $50,000 after challenging her Aunt’s Will

22/08/2017

A Dubbo woman has received in excess of $50,000 after successfully contesting the Will of her late Aunt. Our client was an elderly woman without significant assets to her name. She relied on a Government pension for an income which often did not meet her expenses. As she had a…

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Adult Son makes a claim on his Step Fathers Estate worth over $2 million

17/08/2017

Our client contacted GMP Contesting a Will Lawyers seeking advice on a claim against his step fathers estate. His step father passed away at the age of 90 years in the suburb of Georges Hall NSW. The step fathers Estate was worth approximately $2 million of which, our client was to receive…

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Adult Granddaughter from Doonside Makes a Family Provision Claim on her Grand-Mother’s Estate

15/08/2017

Gerard Malouf & Partners was contacted by our client seeking advice from a contesting Will Lawyer to advise with respect to her entitlement to make a Family Provisions Claim out the Estate of her Late Grandmother. A conference was organised for our client to meet with our Expert Lawyer, Mr…

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Adult Daughter makes a Family Provision Claim on her Mother’s Estate and wins 33%

10/08/2017

Gerard Malouf and Partners Expert Lawyers, were instructed by this Adult Daughter who was initially seeking advice on Contesting a Will in NSW. Gerard Malouf and Partners Expert Lawyers, provided our client with initial advice with respect to what the grounds for Contesting a Will are and also discuss some of…

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Adult biological Daughter Excluded from fathers Will due too Family Dispute Makes Family Provision Claim

08/08/2017

A very emotional client came to see our expert lawyers at Gerard Malouf and Partners  when she found out  that she had been excluded from her father’s last will and Testament.  She received complimentary advice on her first consultation on how to contest a will, what needed to be considered…

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Biological son successfully contests mother’s will and triples his portion awarded from the Estate

03/08/2017

Our client, the biological son of the deceased, always had a good relationship with his mother. He was one of the youngest of her six children and recalls having a good childhood and a close and loving relationship with his mother. Our client lived at home with his Mum until…

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Adult Foster Daughter From Sydney Contests the Will of Her Late Mother‘s Estate and Wins

25/07/2017

Gerard Malouf & Partners was contacted by our client seeking advice on Contesting a Will of her late foster mother who will be referred to as her mother due to their close relationship. Our client is not the biological child of the deceased and therefore, her eligibility had to be…

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Adult Daughter Makes a Claim on Her Fathers Estate and Gains Substantial Share Along with Other Parties

18/07/2017

Gerard Malouf & Partners, Contesting Wills Solicitor, expert lawyer, Mr Garbis Kolokossian, was approached by our client, an adult daughter who had been left out of her late father’s Will asking for advice on how to contest a will and what steps need to be taken when challenging a will. Mr…

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Bankstown woman receives over $150,000 after successfully contesting a will

13/04/2017

A woman from Bankstown has received over $150,000.00 after successfully contesting the will of her late father. Our client was an elderly lady with several medical concerns. She had a good relationship with her father and visited him often. The majority of the deceased’s Estate comprised of two properties, one rural…

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Brothers Settle $1,650,000 Claim on Father’s Rural Estate

06/04/2017

After a lifetimes work on family farm, two brothers settle their claim for $1,650,000.00 on their father’s rural Estate in southern, NSW, contesting a Will after it was divided unfairly between the siblings. Born on the land, the brothers grew up learning every aspect of farm life, spending their weekends driving tractors,…

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Adopted Son Settles Claim on Father’s Estate for $72,000

30/03/2017

Our client, Mr F from Victoria contacted GMP Contesting a Will Lawyers seeking advice on his rights and entitlements, as the adopted son of the deceased, on making further provision on the Estate of his late father. Before his passing, the deceased had informed our client that the contents of…

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Notional Estate Claim success: Adopted Son Receives Provision from Wealthy Father’s Estate

23/02/2017

In 2015 a wealthy Sydney man died leaving behind a wife and four adult children. Two of the deceased man’s children were children he had adopted with a previous partner much earlier in his life. The other two children were children of the marriage with his wife at the time…

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Biological son disputes a Will and receives 15% more out of the Estate!

21/02/2017

Although our client, the biological adult son of the deceased, did not always have the greatest relationship with his mother, our client always loved his mother and made the effort to be a part of her life. On the passing of the deceased, it was revealed to our client that…

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Well-off biological son left out of the Will, makes a successful claim out of his late father’s Estate

02/02/2017

Gerard Malouf & Partners was approached by the biological adult son of the deceased seeking advice as to how to contest a will. The deceased left behind a widow (our client’s step mother) and gifted the Estate to his widow along with a cash gift to his daughter. After understanding…

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Joint tenant passes away, biological daughter makes a claim and receives a favourable outcome

31/01/2017

Gerard Malouf and Partners were contacted by the client in these proceedings in order to provide initial advice regarding contesting a will. The particular client in this matter is the biological adult daughter of the deceased. Our client was financially supported by the deceased during her childhood and assisted our client…

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Daughter of the deceased left out of the will, but still receives $100,000 after contesting

26/01/2017

Gerard Malouf and Partners were contacted by our client seeking advice on how to contest a will and as to what her rights and entitlements were with respect to contesting a will in NSW. Our client informed us that she was the biological child of the deceased and had not been…

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Daughter and Son excluded from their mother’s will achieve settlement of $650,000

24/01/2017

A Northern Beaches mother of 3 died leaving an estate worth approximately $2 million. Due to a falling out with 2 of her children many years before, the mother excluded them from her will, leaving the entirety of her estate to her oldest child. When notified they were excluded from…

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God Father and primary father figure abandons god son in Will

29/12/2016

A biological nephew of a deceased received a payout from his uncle’s estate after being left out of the Will after a life time of care and support from the man. He sought advice of the Wills dispute lawyers of Gerard Malouf and Partner on contesting a will and instructed…

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Biological daughter receives payout after being forgot in mothers will

22/12/2016

Our client’s relationship with her mother was a normal one. Her mother divorced her father when our client was aged 4 and remarried 8 years later. Our client lived with her mother until she left home in her teenage years but lived close by and regularly visited her. In 1991…

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Daughter seeks further provision after father dies intestate (without a will)

15/12/2016

In 2015 an elderly man from Ryde died intestate (without a will). At the time of his death he had two living children and two others that had pre-deceased him, leaving children of their own. In accordance with the NSW legislation (The Succession Act 2006) the deceased’s assets were to be…

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Women with two children makes a family provision claim on her father’s estate after one child left entire estate

08/12/2016

Gerard Malouf and Partners’ expert will disputes solicitor Mr Garbis Kolokossian was contacted by the adult daughter seeking advice on how to dispute a will of her late father. She also had an unusual enquiry relating to her late father’s estate. During the course of the initial obligation free consultation…

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