Contested Wills

Contested Wills

Contested Wills

Are you able to make a claim under a Will? Do you feel like challenging a Will? If you wish to know what your rights are and whether you are entitled to make a claim against an Estate, Danny Eid Lawyers can help you.

Although a person has the right to choose who inherits their Estate, you may have a valid basis to challenge the Will.

Some reasons to consider Contesting a Will

  • Inadequate provision
  • You have not been included in the Will

Whatever the reason for you to contest a Will, we will listen to you and work with you to give you the right advice.

Contesting a Will can be complex and difficult. At Danny Eid Lawyers, we will guide you every step of the way and simply things for you.

Basis of Claims

Undue influence – If you were the beneficiary of an earlier Will, you could challenge the current Will if the deceased person was unduly influenced by someone to sign a Will that may not have reflected the true wishes of the deceased person.
Testamentary Capacity – If you were the beneficiary of a previous Will, you could challenge the current Will in case the deceased person was not mentally fit to comprehend what she/he was doing.

Breach of trust – You can apply to oust an executor who has failed to discharge his or her legal obligations properly. You can seek compensation if you suffer any financial loss due to the wrong doing by an executor.

Time Limits

There are critical time limits when it comes to contesting Wills. You must apply within 12 months of the date of death. Get early advice from Danny Eid Lawyers to protect your interests.


Here’s a look at all those who can apply to contest a Will.

  • Husband or wife of the deceased person
  • Former husband or wife of the deceased
  • Child of the deceased
  • Someone who had a de facto relationship with the deceased person at the time of his death
  • Grandchild who was wholly or partially dependent on the deceased
  • Anyone who was partly or wholly dependent on the deceased, and was a member of the same household as the deceased person

Experienced Lawyers by your side

Danny Eid Lawyers would leave no stone unturned to ensure you are best placed to receive appropriate entitlements. In fact, many of our cases are successfully settled without the need for a hearing. We provide a free 30 minute initial consultation to understand your situation. This is where we can assess the merits of your case to determine whether you could take action.
In some circumstances we may act for you on a no win no fee basis. To discuss further, contact Danny Eid Lawyers.

Contact us today for a free 30 minute consultation

Whether you have been left out of a Will, inadequately provided for, or where there is no Will at all, contact Danny Eid Lawyers to guide you in the right direction.
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