If you’ve been left out of a Will, or have been unfairly treated in terms of the amount of your inheritance you may be able to make a claim against the estate.
It varies from state to state, but some of the people who may be entitled to make a claim under the Succession Act NSW include people who had a relationship with the deceased such as:
- Wife or husband
- Defacto or same sex partner
- Former spouse or defacto partner
- Child, stepchild or grandchild
- Parent of a child of the deceased
- Parent, brother or sister
- Someone who was financially dependent on the deceased
- Carer of the deceased
This is a very general guide only so please contact us to discuss your particular circumstances.
Time limits apply, so you only have 12 months from the date of death of the Will maker to make a claim. In limited circumstances, you might be able to obtain an extension of the time limit, so please contact us to discuss your situation.
You can challenge a Will if you believe that the will is a forgery or if the person lacked the mental capacity to make a Will. You can also challenge a Will if you believe that undue influence was brought to bear upon the deceased or if there is evidence that was fraud involved.
Contact us to find out more or to arrange a consultation with an experienced estate lawyer in the Camden area.