Estate disputes can arise from a multitude of different reasons. If you believe that you’re being unfairly left out of a will, and/or believe the executor of the deceased person’s estate is acting improperly, the proper legal assistance can help you get the right outcome you’re looking for. At PK Simpson, our estate dispute lawyers in Sydney have specialist knowledge and expertise to handle even the most complex of cases.
A few (but not all) of the potential situations that may lead to estate disputes include
- The deceased person not being of full testamentary capacity to understand what instructions they were creating in the will at the time
- Undue influence to the extent that the will doesn’t reflect the wishes of the deceased
- The deceased having left no will, resulting in the estate distributed by statutory provisions. Problems often arise as this does not truly reflect the individual circumstances of the deceased and the relevant heirs or claimants.
It’s important to note there is also a time frame in which you can file for estate disputes. In Sydney, this is 12 months after the deceased person passed away. Depending on your circumstances, estate disputes can take up to several months before being heard in courts. This is why we always advise to seek professional legal action as soon as possible.
For estate disputes in Sydney where you feel you’ve been wrongfully treated, speak to the legal experts at PK Simpson today. You can either call, fill in an online contact form with your details or visit us at our nearby firm in Sydney for further estate dispute assistance and information.