Opposing a grant of probate, or contesting it you need to be able to show that you have a legal interest in the deceased estate.
contesting a will
Updated 29 November 2020 Testamentary freedom is being free to dispose of your property how and to whom you wish. The freedom of testamentary disposition is, as one Supreme Court judge said a “prominent feature of the Australian legal system. Its significance is both practical and symbolic and should not be underestimated.”1 Of course like …
A stepchild’s eligibility under the statutory rules for seeking provision from a step-parent’s deceased estate can be difficult.
In a Victorian case1 the executor of a deceased estate applied to the Supreme Court to have a claim for family provision dismissed.
The claim was brought by the adult daughter of the deceased’s former domestic partner, who had died some years before. She had been left out of his will, despite assurances and promises to the contrary. The deceased had left everything to his new domestic partner.
Updated 15 December 2020 An estranged daughter, one of two sisters and the only children of their deceased mother, were engaged in legal proceedings in a contest over their mother’s deceased estate.1 In The Supreme Court of New South Wales, it was said that The case provides yet another example of the high level of …