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 […]

Lifelong Friend Reimbursed for His Support in the Case of Promissory Estoppel

Case Overview Our client was a lifelong friend of the deceased, providing ongoing care and support. He was assured by the deceased that he would be provided for out of his will. It was later found that the deceased had no will. GMP Contesting Wills Lawyers filed a case of promissory estoppel and ensured provision […]

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. […]

Adult Daughter Wins a Family Provisions Claim and Receives Quarter of Estate

We were contacted by our client, an adult daughter wanting to make a family provision claim against her late father’s estate. Our client initially contacted us by phone and was given advice on the spot about her eligibility to bring the claim and likely prospects of success. Our client was sexually abused by her paternal grandfather […]

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 […]

Man Receives $120,000 After His Biological Mother Passes Away

Case Overview Our client’s biological mother had passed away without leaving a last Will and Testament. He was worried due to the rules of intestacy that his mother’s husband would receive the whole of the estate which had an estimated value of $360k. A Mediation took place and our client received $120k after a three-way […]

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 […]

Our Client Received a Settlement from an Estate despite there being No Will

Case Overview Our client was a lifelong friend of the deceased, providing ongoing care and support. He was assured by the deceased that he would be provided for out of his will. It was later found that the deceased had no will. GMP Contesting Wills Lawyers ensured provision was made for our client on the […]

Woman Receives $155,000 After Being Excluded From Her Father’s Estate

Case Overview Our client’s father passed away in early 2020, leaving his property to his youngest daughter. After learning that she had not been adequately provided for under the Will, our client contacted Gerard Malouf and Partners. We were able to successfully negotiate a significant increase in our client’s provision from $5,000 to $155,000. Our […]