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Melbourne Will Dispute Solicitors - Victoria Probate

LAWYER HELPLINE: ☎ 1800 455 260

Our Melbourne Solicitors specialise in will dispute matters. If you believe you have been unfairly provided for in a will or you wish to dispute how the estate is being administered, you may be able to lodge a claim for a will dispute.

We can help you take legal action if :-

  • you have been left out of a will
  • you believe you haven't been left adequate inheritance
  • are dealing with another person who is challenging a will to which you are a beneficiary and you are concerned about that person taking too much from the estate
  • you believe that the will maker (testator) was of unsound mind when they made the will
  • the testator was coerced or unduly influenced by a beneficiary at the time of making the will
  • a person has died without a will and you wish to make a claim for inheritance
  • the executor is incorrectly administering the estate or delaying administering the estate without adequate reason

If you have any questions on how to dispute a will in Victoria, complete the contact form or call our free helpline. Our Melbourne legal team will provide you with obligation-free legal advice on how to enforce your legal rights and protect your entitlements in a will dispute claim.

Inheritance Disputes

Family tensions can affect the testator’s intentions, for example, rivalries between siblings; difficulties between parents and their children etc. Divorce and remarriage often present difficult and complex decisions regarding family bequests. Some parents disregard their children in favour of new partners and children resulting in conflict over their assets.

If the testator has died and you are faced with difficulties regarding an inheritance claim or inheritance dispute, you should seek legal advice as soon as possible. There are fixed time limits for making inheritance dispute claims, so do not delay in seeking legal advice.

Persons who may be eligible to dispute a will include a spouse or former spouse, de facto partner, same sex partner, child, grandchild, dependants (wholly or in part), and any other person who was living in a close personal relationship with the deceased. Such persons can contest a will if they believe that inadequate provision was made for their maintenance, education or advancement in life (also known as a 'family provision claim').

Our Melbourne legal team specialises in Victoria will disputes. If you would like legal advice without obligation, call our helpline or fill-in the online contact form. Do not delay in seeking legal advice as time limits apply.

Victoria Estate litigation

Our service applies to will disputes only. We do not provide a will drafting service, nor do we provide a probate application service. We are solely focussed on conflict resolution and estate litigation after the will maker has died- this is a complex specialist area of law and our solicitors are highly experienced in resolving such disputes in a professional and timely manner.

We handle will dispute matters throughout Victoria, our legal team can provide you with prompt advice and legal representation should you choose to take legal action.

Legal Costs

Where possible, will disputes are resolved through a settlement agreement. If a will dispute cannot be resolved out of court, legal action may be necessary in the Supreme Court of Victoria. If successful, and depending upon the size of the estate, most of the applicant's legal costs are generally paid from the deceased’s estate. Most will dispute matters are handled on a "No Win No Fee" basis.

To receive obligation-free legal advice regarding a will dispute in Victoria, complete the online contact form or pick-up the phone and call our legal team.


LAWYER HELPLINE: ☎ 1800 455 260