Estate Disputes in NSW

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    Estate disputes can arise for a multitude of different reasons. If you believe that you’re being unfairly left out of a will, and/or believe the executor of the deceased person’s estate is acting improperly, the proper legal assistance can help you get the right outcome you’re looking for. At PK Simpson, our estate dispute lawyers in NSW have specialist knowledge and expertise to help in resolving even the most complex of cases.

    A few (but not all) of the potential situations that may lead to estate disputes include

    • The deceased person not being of full testamentary capacity to understand what instructions they were creating in the will at the time
    • Undue influence to the extent that the will doesn’t reflect the wishes of the deceased
    • The deceased leaving no will, resulting in the estate distributed by statutory provisions. Problems often arise as this does not truly reflect the individual circumstances of the deceased and the relevant heirs or claimants.

    It’s important to note there is also a time frame in which you can file for estate disputes. In New South Wales, this is 12 months after the deceased person passed away. Depending on your circumstances, estate disputes can take up to several months before being heard in NSW courts. This is why we always advise seeking professional legal action as soon as possible for a successful resolution.

    For estate disputes in NSW where you feel you’ve been wrongfully treated, speak to the legal experts at PK Simpson today. You can either call, fill in an online contact form with your details or visit us at our nearby firm in NSW for further estate dispute assistance and information for a quick settlement.

    PK Simpson has the brightest and most highly experienced lawyers to get your estate disputes resolved with the best outcome possible.

    We’ve handled countless successful contested will cases, involving a variety of unique situations, so call us today and take advantage of our no win no fee policy.

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    Estate Dispute Lawyers in NSW

    PK Simpson is the best firm of lawyers you can turn to for expert legal advice resolving your estate dispute matters in NSW. The likelihood of success for your estate dispute depends on factors such as the size of the estate being disputed, the relationship between the claimant and the deceased, the financial and personal circumstances of the claimant, the individual circumstances of any other beneficiaries, as well as many more aspects.

    Our focus at PK Simpson, as your legal representatives and advocates, is to ensure you’re helped in preparing all the necessary documents and evidence to prove your rightful claim on the estate. As soon as you speak with our NSW estate dispute lawyers, you’ll be clearly guided and supported throughout the entire legal process, assuring you confidence as you near the final court hearing date and resolution of your case.

    In NSW, estate disputes have a 12-month time limit from the date of death. Don’t wait any longer and speak to our team today to find out how we can assist with resolving your estate litigation disputes and claims.

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    What is a Grant of Probate?

    A grant of Probate is a legal document authorising an executor to manage a deceased person’s estate according to their last will and testament. In NSW, the Supreme Court is the only one that has jurisdiction if the deceased left assets and property in this state.

    Each state’s Probate laws are administered differently. In NSW, the legislation is the Probate and Administration Act, 1898. The most recent amendments to this Act were made in July 2018.

    Can a will be contested after probate is granted?

    Yes, you can contest a will after probate has been granted. In NSW, probate is necessary before the Court will make a family provision order either by judgement or consent.

    If you’re seeking excellent, professional and clear legal advice for a successful outcome regarding your estate dispute case in NSW nearby, get in touch with our estate dispute lawyers at PK Simpson today. If you’re searching online for a lawyer ‘in my area’, ‘around me’ or ‘near me’, Call 1300 757 467 or fill out our online contact form with your details and we’ll get in touch with you right away.