Contesting a will in New South Wales

Do you believe that you have been unfairly excluded from a will, or not given the fair share of an inheritance you deserve? Whether you think the testator was under undue influence of a third party, or the deceased chose to illegally or unfairly exclude you from their will, you have rights. In NSW, the […]

NSW South Coast man receives further $350,000 through claim on wife’s estate

Case Overview Our client lived with and cared for his wife throughout their marriage including after she became ill and passed away After learning that he had not been adequately provided for under his wife’s Will, our client contacted Gerard Malouf and Partners to ascertain his rights in contesting a Will. During negotiations, we were […]

Estranged Adult Child Successfully Contests Will After Relationship Breakdown

A client approached Gerard Malouf and Partners after his biological father passed away and he was left out of the Will. The client spoke with a solicitor and was provided with obligation-free advice on the likelihood of successfully bringing a claim for provision out of the Estate. As a biological child, he was eligible under […]

De-facto husband contests Will and receives one third share of Estate

A client approached Gerard Malouf & Partners after finding out he had been left out of his partner’s Will. The Will was changed the day before she passed away while she was in the hospital and left everything to her two children and nothing to our client. Our client spoke with a senior solicitor and […]

I am not a family member of the deceased. Can I still contest their will?

When a loved one dies, their will is a crucial legal document to help sort out their affairs. Even though they are binding legal documents, family members and other eligible parties have the right to contest the will if they feel they were unfairly provided for. Among many other factors, courts will take a close […]

What happens when a family member dies without a will?

When a family member passes away – whether unexpectedly or not – they may leave behind a complicated legal proceeding if they do not have a will in place. People who die but have no wills on file are considered intestate, according to The Public Trustee Queensland. In such cases, the Succession Act of 1981 is […]

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

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 much of her life. From […]

Estranged Husband Successfully Contests Will in NSW

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 had a great relationship, so […]

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

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 his relationship with his father […]

Estranged Son from Penshurst Contests Mother’s Will and Wins

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 was a small, informal gathering. […]