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Estranged Daughter in NSW Contests a Will of a Small Estate and Wins

14/10/2015

This is a case that was heard in the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 2010 whereby an estranged daughter made a claim for provision out of a small estate and was ultimately successful. The Supreme Court of New South Wales heard the case and confirmed that it involved…

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Daughter contests her mother’s will and receives major settlement

30/09/2015

Our client who was from the Hills District in Sydney, wished to make a claim for further provision out of the estate of her late mother. The estate had been left equally to our client’s 2 sisters. Our client had made great attempts to maintain contact with her mother throughout…

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Son overcomes paternity dispute through DNA testing to receive over $300,000 from late father’s estate

23/09/2015

Our client lived in Parkes NSW and instructed GMP Contesting Wills Lawyers in relation to a claim for further provision out of the estate of his biological father. Our client was an estranged son who overcame paternity disputes and received over $300,000 from his late father’s estate. Our client was left out…

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Grandson Received $75,000 After Family Provision Claim

15/09/2015

A grandmother of 6 dies, leaving a property on the Central Coast in NSW. In her last Will and testament, the grandmother left her property to two of her grandchildren who had been living with her on the Central Coast. Our client was not left any benefit from his late…

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Two Sons Double Their Entitlement From Their Mothers Inner West Estate

08/09/2015

An Inner West mother of three died leaving an estate worth $1.2 million dollars. In her last Will and testament the deceased gave $100,000 each to her two eldest sons and gave the remaining portion of her estate ($1 million dollars) to her youngest son and his wife. The two oldest sons…

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How can I change my will?

01/09/2015

Estate planning is crucial for people who want their assets to be distributed among their loved ones according to their wishes. An important part of the process is writing a will. However, what happens when you've already produced a will but wish to make changes? After all, most people go…

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Chatswood Client Cares for Father-in-Law in Old Age Secures Legacy

19/08/2015

Our client contacted Gerard Malouf and Partners after her father-in-law passed away leaving her nothing in his will. Our client was uncertain whether she had grounds for  contesting a will. David Cossalter from our Contesting Wills team explained that given her relationship with her father-in-law, our client had a strong claim against…

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Estranged Daughter Receives $400,000 From Her Father’s Estate

13/08/2015

Mrs T contacted our office after discovering her father had died some 14 months prior. Mrs T’s father resided in NSW and according to the law of NSW a claim on an estate for family provision must be brought within 12 months of death. As Mrs T was unaware of her father’s death until…

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Family Provision Claim of over $600,000 from the Estate of Adult Childrens Deceased Mothers De-Facto Partner

07/07/2015

Mr K and Mrs P contacted our office after the death of their late mother’s de-facto partner. When our clients were young children their mother entered into a relationship with the deceased. Whilst he did not completely move in with them and maintained his own residence he did regularly stay at their…

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Former De Facto Partner awarded $350,000 after contesting will

30/06/2015

Estate Morris: Grady v Deavin [2014] NSWSC 1034 The Plaintiff in this matter is contesting a will in NSW of her former de facto partner of the late Joseph Patrick MorrisShe was involved in a de facto relationship with the deceased some 30 years ago. Ultimately, she was successful and as a…

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Biological sons make successful claim on fathers will

23/06/2015

Brand v Brand [20150 NSWSC 52 – Pembroke J The Plaintiff’s are half-brothers. The testator’s attitude towards his sons was not merely lacking in generosity but it was unfair and inconsistent with the standards of a wise and just father. He was clearly disappointed by them. As such the sons…

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Client Involved in Will Dispute Protects Family Relationships

16/06/2015

Our client was completely left out of her father’s will, which stated that all of his estate were to be left to our client’s brother. Our client was uncertain with the process for contesting a will and so she contacted David Cossalter of our office who was able to ensure that Family…

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Contesting a Will Client Triples Provision Under his Mother’s Will

09/06/2015

Our client had a close relationship with his mother throughout her life. It was an extreme surprise to him when, upon his mother’s passing, he was only left $35,000.00. Our client contact the experienced contesting wills team at GMP Contesting a Will Lawyers who were able to mount an effective will dispute…

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Daughter Successfully Contests a Will After her Mother Kicked her Out

02/06/2015

Our client’s mother left the entirety of her estate to a family friend, leaving nothing to our client and her three brothers. Our client was uncertain of how to contest a will especially as she had been kicked out of her family home. Our client contacted the experienced will disputes…

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De Facto partner awarded half estate after contesting a will

27/05/2015

Chandler v Coulson [2015] NSWSC 172 – Pembroke J Mr Chandler is the Plaintiff in this matter. He was in a de facto relationship with the deceased at her death. The deceased is the late Susan Malins. Mr Coulson is the Defendant and executor of the will in the proceedings.…

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Favourable Settlement Result for Client after Mother was Manipulated by Sister

19/05/2015

GMP Contesting a Will Lawyers represented a client in a NSW contesting wills matter where his mother passed away leaving a small estate valued under $400,000.00. The deceased left each of her seven sons $2,000.00 and the rest of her estate to her only daughter. While the estate was a small estate,…

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De facto partner awarded further provision after contesting will

06/05/2015

The Plaintiff, Ms Weekes, is contesting a will in the estate of the late Dallas John Rhodes Nunn. She is an eligible person, and ultimately, as a de facto partner awarded further provision. The Plaintiff approached wills disputes lawyers in order to determine how to contest a will. The defendant is…

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Daughter Succeeds in Contesting a Will Where There is No Will and a Small Estate

29/04/2015

A man in New South Wales dies without a Will leaving behind a de-facto spouse of 25 years and 3 adult children. His estate was quite modest consisting of a house with a mortgage, some vehicles and a small amount of cash at the Bank. The total value of the estate after…

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Adult Son of Deceased Receives Contesting a Will Settlement in Excess of $100,000

31/03/2015

Our client consulted GMP Contesting Wills Lawyers and sought advice on whether or not he had grounds for contesting a Will in NSW. Our client initially consulted our office and spoke to our Mr Garbis Kolokossian, he received advice and information on who can contest the Will, the grounds for contesting…

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Two Children Left Out Of Their Father’s Will for his Defacto Partner Claim $100,000 each

24/03/2015

A man dies leaving the entirety of his $1.1 million estate to his long time de-facto partner. The deceased had three adult children whom were all excluded from his will. GMP Contesting a Will Lawyers assisted two of the children left out of their father’s will claim $100,000 each. Each of the deceased’s children…

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Daughter contesting a Will in Queensland Avoids Court with a Settlement of $150,000

17/03/2015

GMP Contesting a Will Lawyers were instructed by the biological child of the Deceased person. Our client, the daughter contested the Will and obtained a settlement of $150,000 without having to go to Court. Our client instructed Mr Garbis Kolokossian that she wanted advice in respect to contesting the Will of her…

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Elderly Step-Son Contests Fathers Will for $100,000 After Being Left out of the Will

10/03/2015

GMP Contesting a Will Lawyers was instructed by the Plaintiff in the proceedings (the step-son of the deceased).The Plaintiff decided on contesting the Will and received greater than $100,000 clear in his pocket. Our client came to our office initially seeking advice on what the grounds for contesting a Will are. After…

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Two NSW Sisters Left Out of Mothers Will Contest and achieve over $200,000

03/03/2015

GMP Contesting a Will Lawyers were contacted by two Sisters who were left out of a Will. At the time, they had no idea that this enquiry would eventually see them achieve a combined result of over $200,000. Initially our clients sought advice with respect to what is required when…

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Client achieves major contesting a will settlement in 9 months

24/02/2015

Our client’s father passed away leaving her only $20,000, and the rest of his estate to the executor of his will. Our client wished to contest the validity of her father’s will on the basis that he was under somebody else’s influence, and he was suffering from dementia, when he…

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Wentworth NSW Client makes a family provision claim and settles for $100,000 in 9 months!

17/02/2015

Our client’s father passed away leaving her only $20,000, and the rest of his estate to the executor of his will. Our client wished to contest the validity of her father’s will on the basis that he was under somebody else’s influence, and he was suffering from dementia, when he…

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Will Dispute Client Gains $140,000 and Speedy Resolution

17/12/2014

Our client’s father passed away leaving a relatively small estate, and the estate was further undervalued by the executors. We were able to obtain and serve evidence on the executors of the proper value of the estate. The estate true value was close to $500,000 of which our client was…

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Contesting a Will in the ACT: Grandchildren successfully claim on their Late Grandmother’s Estate

10/12/2014

We were instructed to act on behalf of two siblings in relation to making a claim for provision from the Estate of their Late Grandmother. Our client’s grandmother resided in Canberra and therefore any claim on her Estate would be in accordance with the laws of the ACT, begging the question:…

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Client Successfully Contests Will after Father left Estate to his Grandchildren

19/11/2014

Our client chose to contest his father’s will after the estate was left to the Deceased’s grandchildren, our client’s nieces and nephews. Our client was devastated by his father’s decision to leave our client out of his will, as he had enjoyed a strong relationship with his father for the…

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De Facto Husband Receives Family Home as Provision from De Facto Wifes Estate

12/11/2014

The  case McFarlane v Mador (2013) NSWSC 399 ( 19 April 2013)  was heard in the Supreme Court of NSW before Windeyer AJ, whereby the court ordered a de facto husband to receive the family home. The Plaintiff in this matter was applying for provision out of the estate of his late de…

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Strained Sibling’s Relationship Leads to Daughter of Deceased Mother to Contest Will & Gain Settlement

29/10/2014

Our client, a daughter of the deceased, contacted GMP Conesting Wills Lawyers, when she learnt that the deceased, had not adequately provided for her in her last will and testament. Our client explained to Garbis Kolokossian, an extremely successful contested wills lawyer, that she provided extra care for her mother prior…

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Daughter Contests her Father Wills & Recives Substantial Provision Sum

22/10/2014

Our client, a daughter of the deceased, contacted Gerard Malouf and Partners when she learnt that her father had not adequately provided for her in his last will and testament. She explained to Garbis Kolokossian, an experienced solicitor from the Contested Wills team, that she had been her father’s main…

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Grandson triples his entitlement after making a claim on an estate

15/10/2014

Our client was a teenager whose mother passed away and he and his siblings went to live with their grandmother who continued to care for them. When the grandmother passed away she left our client a small benefit worth approximately $30,000.00. The Estate was worth approximately $700,000.00 and the majority of this…

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Quick Settlement for Sisters Left out of their Father’s Will

08/10/2014

GMP Contesting Wills Lawyers were able to obtain a quick settlement for sisters left out of their father’s will. Our clients’ father passed away leaving the entirety of his estate to their other siblings. Our clients contacted GMP to help them through the process of contesting a will. Clients’ relationships with their…

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Daughter Left out of her Fathers Will but Received Over $250,000 in Settlement

01/10/2014

Facts of the Case Our client was left out of her father’s will but received over $250,000 in settlement after instructing Gerard Malouf and Partners. Our client’s father passed away leaving an estate valued just under $2 million. Our client’s father did not make any provision for her in his will.…

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De facto partner contested the will and settled outside of Court

24/09/2014

Our client, a de facto partner of the deceased contacted GMP Contesting Wills Lawyers, when she learnt that the deceased did not provide for her under his last will and testament. She explained to Garbis Kolokossian that she had resided with the deceased for a period of 12 months prior to…

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Joint Assets to be Pulled Back into an Estate to meet a Will Dispute Claim

17/09/2014

If a property is owned by more than one person, there are two ways the ownership can be recorded. Firstly, the ownership can be in joint tenants whereby each person holds an equal share in the property and in the event one of the parties die, their interest in the…

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Deceased’s Second Family Receives Further Provision after Contesting a Will

03/09/2014

This matter was heard in the Supreme Court of NSW before Lindsay J. John Joseph Woods died in 2011 having left a will dated 2010 and an estate with a gross value of approximately $1.69 million. Mr Woods had been married twice during his lifetime. He had three surviving children…

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Daughter Doubles Entitlement Under Her Father’s Will and Gives Effect to His Final Promises

27/08/2014

Our client had a very loving relationship with her father who raised her as the son he never had. Even after our client’s father left her mother for another woman she maintained a close relationship with her father. They would regularly go to football games together and this gave them…

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Son Receives Provision from his Abusive Father’s Estate

20/08/2014

Our client’s father was a very strict and abusive man. As our client was growing up our client was beaten and belittled by his father and was not allowed to attend social engagements. Despite these difficulties our client contributed money to his father’s farm and attempted to remain in contact with…

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Daughter Excluded from her Mother’s Estate receives $200,000

13/08/2014

Living in a home in extensive need of extensive repairs which she could simply not afford, our client was shocked and hurt when she found out her mother had left her out of her Will. Our client’s mother had 3 children and 10 grandchildren at the time she passed away. She died…

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Biological Child Left Nothing After a 25 Year Estrangement Settles Claim for $295,000

06/08/2014

Our client, a biological child of the deceased, contacted Gerard Malouf and Partners and made an enquiry about his rights and entitlements to contest a Will in New South Wales. Mr Garbis Kolokossian explained when contesting a Will, it is necessary to show that you are an eligible person. During…

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Conesting Will Mediation Gains Son $250,000 After Being Left Out of Fathers Will

30/07/2014

Our client, a loving a devoted son, had a fantastic childhood. Following the divorce of his Mother and Father, his Father re-married the Defendant. Unfortunately due to a number of distasteful allegations with respect to our client, his relationship with the Deceased became very turbulent and more importantly his relationship…

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Son Receives Entitlement From a Very Small Estate

16/07/2014

This matter was heard before His Honour Young AJ in the Supreme Court of New South Wales. The Plaintiff in this matter, Joseph Paul Dunne (Joseph), was the son of the Deceased, the late John Joseph Dunne (Mr Dunne) from his second marriage. The Defendant, Paul John Dunne (Paul), was also a…

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Daughter Gets Substantial Benefit From Mother’s Estate Regardless of Financial Position

09/07/2014

This matter was heard before Nicholas AJ in the Supreme Court of New South Wales. The Plaintiff in this matter, Sally Davis, and the Defendant, Alison Anne Davis, were the daughters of the Deceased, the late Phyllis Marjorie Davis (Mrs Davis). In her will Mrs Davis left Sally three items…

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Client Contesting a Will is Thrilled by Quick Settlement

02/07/2014

Our client contacted GMP Contesting a Will Lawyers to seek expert advice from our Contested Wills team. Our client’s father had passed away and left half of his estate to his grandchildren and the other half to our client. However, this matter was complicated by the fact that our client’s brother had…

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Brother left nothing in will receives $60,000 without the need to litigate

23/06/2014

Our client was one of 6 children who had a good relationship with his father. Following his father’s death it was revealed that all but one of his children were left out of his Will and all of his assets were left to just one of his sons. Our client contacted Gerard…

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Solicitor Secures $80,000 Will Contest Settlement for Client

23/04/2014

Our client was one of five children left out of his father’s will. Our client decided to pursue the option of contesting a willbecause he felt that there was nothing he had done in his relationship with his father which would disentitle him from inheriting from his father’s estate. Our client…

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Daughter achieves brilliant result in setting aside previous settlement and getting more

16/04/2014

Our client was from a large family of six children. Our client’s mother passed away and left the entirety of her estate to two of our client’s sibling. Our client was deeply distressed after discovering that she was left out of her mother’s will. Our client contacted the experienced Contested…

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Contesting a Will in Queensland Daughter Receives $40,000 out of Estate of Neglectful Father

02/04/2014

Our client’s biological father had passed away and did not provide for her in his will. Our client was very upset by her father’s will and decided to fight for the recognition that she deserved by contesting the will. Our client’s parents had separated when our client was a young…

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Son Receives 50% of Abusive Mother’s Estate in Contesting a Will Settlement

26/03/2014

Our client’s mother passed away and left all of her assets to her neighbour. Our client was very saddened by his mother’s decision and called GMP Contesting Wills Lawyers to enquire about contesting a will NSW. Our client always had a poor relationship with his mother due to her abusive tendencies.…

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