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Over the last 20 years, Sterling Legal has been extremely successful in both challenging Wills and resisting challenges to Wills.

Contesting a Will

If you feel that the deceased did not have ‘soundness of mind’ or capacity when they made the will, you may be able to contest the Will.

Most often challenges to a Will are brought under the Family Provision sections of the Succession Act.

Also, if you feel that you have been unfairly treated or even excluded in a Will, and you are an ‘eligible person’, you may be able to contest the Will. Additionally, you may even contest the Will and ask for more, if you receive a significant benefit in the Will.

Eligible Persons

The first step is to work out if you are you an eligible person to bring a claim. It is quite simple: ask yourself whether at the time of death of the deceased, you were either the spouse or partner (whether current or former), child (including adopted), grandchild, or even dependent on the deceased. If so, you might be an eligible person. There are several more instances, and you should immediately talk to the lawyers at Sterling Legal for more in depth advice.

Talk to Sterling Legal and we can provide you with precise, practical and cost-effective advice.

Out of Time

Remember time limits apply, and an eligible person must make an application within 12 months from the date of death of the deceased. Special consideration may be made for out of time applications, but the application process is quite complex, and representation is advisable. The court may consider your out of time application, but you must prove the special circumstances behind the failure to make a timely application.

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The lawyers at Sterling Legal are veteran practitioners and have the skills and experience to sensitively and successful handle your case.

For more specific information, talk to the lawyers at our Community Law office today on 96497007.