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Will Dispute Costs: Understanding A Legal Claim

Factors Affecting Will Dispute Costs

Will disputes costs can often seem daunting, but with a no win no fee theres peace of mind.

After a client is made aware they have a valid legal claim, the next question they rightfully ask are what are the costs involved? The starting point is that normally, with a will dispute, on the provision your claim is successful then it is most likely the costs of your claim will be paid from the estate. 

Each legal case is different and it falls on its own facts.  There are a lot of different elements to a legal claim that will affect the costs involved. It is notoriously difficult to give an accurate estimate of costs without knowing some important details of the claim. 

For example, you could have two matters with the same cause of action but the costs could be very different because of the following characteristics.

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Party Dynamics and Complexity

The parties to the claim, that is some parties are more difficult than others.

The number of witnesses, the complexity of the matter, the number of parties to the dispute and the length of the dispute in many more reasons.

That is why at O ‘Connor Rudy and  Garrett we offer a free claim assessment so we can understand your case and when we present you with your legal options we include an estimate of your Will Dispute Costs.

At  O ‘Connor  Rudy and  Garrett in some circumstances we offer conditional costs agreementor otherwise known as no win, no fee agreements. As the name suggests if you do not receive a successful outcome meaning you awarded money from the estate or from another party to the dispute or some other form of an award only at that point are you entitled to pay our professional fees and most of the time these fees are paid from the estate. 

Because we know most of the elements of your claim we can provide you with an accurate estimate of fees so when you are deciding to make a claim or not you have all the information available to you to make an informed decision whether to proceed or not.

If we can assist in any way or you want to make a free initial claim assessment please do not hesitate to contact us.  

The Free Claims Assessment will help you determine if you do have a case in order to Dispute a Will.

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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.