Wills & Estate Disputes

 

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Wills and estate disputes can be an emotional rollercoaster and have the potential to break family connections. Our Wills and estate dispute lawyers, located in Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, and Brisbane, are experienced in defending and contesting Wills.

How we can help

An ageing population, the growing disparity in intergenerational wealth and incidence of ‘blended families’ are among the key factors which have given rise to a significant increase in the prevalence of wills and estate disputes involving family trusts, SMSFs, inheritance and estates.

Our team are mindful of, and are skilled at, navigating all relevant issues with sensitivity to achieve the desired and appropriate outcomes. We pride ourselves on communicating clearly and empathetically, providing clear and concise advice to clients on all matters, including cost transparency, during a stressful time. Supportive advocacy is provided in any mediations, informal conferences, meetings, or legal representation in Court proceedings that may be required.

Our experience

Our team’s experience includes representing clients in Will and Estate disputes in all Courts and jurisdictions nationwide and can assist with:

  • defending or contesting a Will which is challenged for any reason (including Will rectification proceedings);
  • advising on the removal of executors, applications for Court appointed administrators, and grants involving lost Wills;
  • family provision and other beneficiary claims;
  • financial management orders;
  • advising on probate disputes in the Supreme Court involving Will rectification;
  • testamentary capacity, and knowledge and approval claims;
  • advising trustees and beneficiaries in relation to allegations of breach of trust;
  • requests for information by beneficiaries and applications to remove trustees;
  • advising trustees in relation to obtaining judicial advice; and
  • constructive and resulting trust claims.

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McLane specialises in estate, Will and trust disputes, complex estate administration and elder abuse.

With over 15 years' of experience, Andrew specialises in estate, will and trust disputes, complex estate administration and financial...

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