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Contested Estates

You deserve what is rightfully yours.

Do you feel like you have a valid claim on an estate but have not been accounted for in the deceased’s will? If so, you need to make a Family Provisions Claim in accordance with the Successions Act 2006. Our expert team can guide you through the process, however there are two key points you need to know upfront.

One, you need to make your claim within 12 months of the date of death.

And secondly, you need to be an “eligible person”. An “eligible person” is defined as being:

  1. The wife or husband of the deceased person at the time of death;
  2. A person with whom the deceased person was living in a de facto relationship at the time of death;
  3. A child of the deceased person;
  4. A former wife or husband of the deceased person;
  5. A person:
    • Who was, at any particular time, wholly or partly dependent on the deceased person, and
    • Who is a grandchild of the deceased person or was, at that particular time or at any other time, a member of the household of which the deceased person was a member;
  6. A person with whom the deceased person was living in a close personal relationship at the time of death.

Unsure of what you are entitled to? We are here to assist you and advise in such matters . Give us a call on 4227 6833.