If you have been left out of a will and believe you are eligible to receive a share of the deceased person’s assets, the lawyers at Stacks are here to help you through the complex and often distressing process of disputing a will.
Most people who possess assets at the time of their death will have executed a testamentary document (a will) setting out their wishes for how those assets are to be distributed.
In some cases, people who have been left out of a will or who believe they should have received a bigger share of a deceased’s assets, may be entitled to bring a claim against the deceased’s estate under the Family Provision Act 1982 (NSW). Similar legislation exists in other states.
The legislation specifies categories of people who are “eligible” to bring a claim of this type, including a wife or former wife, husband or de-facto partner, a child or other person who was wholly or partly dependent upon the deceased person.
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