Estate Planning

Left out of a Will?

Have you been excluded from your loved one's Will? If so, there may be options available to you. A valid Will is the direction from a deceased person as to how they want their estate distributed. For this reason, a court will not consider changing this direction without a valid reason to challenge a Will and only under limited circumstances. What are grounds to challenge a Will? All Australian States and Territories generally have similar grounds to challenge a Will such as: • Appropriate provisions were not made for family members • There was evidence of tampering or the Will was not correctly executed • The maker of the Will was improperly influenced, forced or tricked into making the Will to benefit a person or entity that was not the intent of the Will maker • The person who made the Will didn’t have the understanding or mental capacity to make a Will

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