Contesting a Will Step 3: Settlement Negotiations
Having a strong, well-prepared case puts you in the best position to enter early settlement negotiations – saving time and legal costs.
The advantage of having an expert no win, no fee contesting a will lawyer gathering the evidence in support of your case, is that you will be in a strong position to enter early settlement negotiations. This is GMP’s exact philosophy, which has brought success for many of our clients who were contesting a will in NSW, QLD & Victoria.
Settlement negotiations can be commenced by either side at any time. A large number of will disputes are settled through settlement negotiations without court proceedings being commenced.
Our firm takes the view that being fully prepared up front and hitting the other side’s legal team in the early stages of the litigation with a tough, no-nonsense and articulate legal argument that is fully supported by strong evidence, gives you the best chances of winning your case.
Pros and cons of early settlements
Settlement negotiations prior to commencing court proceedings can be tricky. You are basically negotiating in the dark, without the benefit of having seen the other side’s evidence supporting their case and without the benefit of court orders requiring a formal exchange.
There is always the possibility that the other side will not fully and honestly disclose the full value of the estate prior to the commencement of court proceedings.
However, settling a claim prior to the commencement of court proceedings can save substantial amounts of money being spent on legal costs. Although legal costs are generally paid out of the estate, this payment reduces the value of the estate and hence the amount you may be entitled to receive.
Settlement Negotiations by GMP Contesting a Will Lawyers
Choosing GMP as your lawyer means your settlement negotiations will be in expert and capable hands. We are extremely experienced in this area of law and work on a no win, no fee basis. There will be no financial risk to you and can feel safe in the knowledge you’re guided by experts every step of the way.
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Dont Delay, contact GMP Contesting a Will Lawyers on 1800 004 878 and we will arrange an appointment at an office convenient to you. Your First Consultation is Free and we contest wills on a No Win No Fee basis supported by our Unique Service Guarantee.