Contesting a will
Have you been Left out of a Will?
If you believe you were entitled to more, did not receive what you were promised from a will or you believe foul play is at fault, we can help.
It is likely you have the right to make a claim against an estate.
It is very distressing to learn you have been left out of a will, or not given what you think you deserve from a will. Since 1932, O’Connor Ruddy and Garrett Solicitors have helped many Brisbane, and Southeast Queenslanders challenge and contest estates so they receive what they are lawfully entitled to or what they were promised. If you are unsure if you have a case, we offer a No Obligation FREE Consultation to find out more about your personal situation. Get peace of mind by speaking to our experienced estate litigation lawyers – it is a no-obligation free call.
The Succession Act of 1981 in Queensland provides that if someone is dissatisfied with the terms of a will, or if the deceased did not have a will and someone thinks the rules of intestacy are unfair, they can apply to the Court for ‘proper maintenance and support’ from the estate. The circumstances that give rise to a claim typically include:
- You have been left out of a will.
- You have not received what you thought you were entitled to.
- You have not received what you were promised.
Strict time limits apply in Queensland for applying for further provision from an estate. To better understand and protect your rights, please contact our office to arrange a free no obligation consultation.