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How to Contest a Will in QLD

If you are thinking to challenge or contest a will in QLD there are five things you need to consider before proceeding.

  1. Are you eligible to contest or challenge the will
  2. The time limits that apply – you need to be aware of these
  3. Do you have a copy of the valid will?
  4. Do you have reasonable prospects of success?
  5. The size of the estate – is it worth it?

Our experienced wills lawyers can help you when you want to contest a will in QLD, in our free no-obligation consultation.

Through initial conversations we have with clients, four common questions often arise:

How long do I have to contest a will in QLD?

In QLD you have 6 months from the date of death to contest a will. There is a process involved so having an experienced estate solicitor on your side can make the process a lot easier.

How much does it cost to contest a will in QLD?

We offer a range of solutions, the easiest is a No Win No Fee option. We can tell you more about how it works in your free initial consultation.

What is involved in the process when contesting a will?

The process can be varied. Upfront, it usually involves a few meetings with our legal team to begin the process. During the initial no-obligation consultation, we can assess whether you have a valid claim before you go down the path of contesting.

Where do you service?

We are a Brisbane-based estate litigation firm servicing the whole of Queensland and Australia. Estate litigation cases often cross state borders. Our experienced Wills team can ensure that no matter where you or the estate is based in Australia, we can get the best outcome for you – where there is a will, O’Connor, Ruddy and Garrett has the way.

To get your free no-obligation consultation and begin contesting a will, fill in the form below.


Need a Copy of a Will?

If you need a copy of a Will and/or are seeking legal advice, the team at O'Connor Rudy and Garrett can assist you. We will contact you to confirm additional details and then organise contacting the required parties to secure a copy of the Will for you.