There are a number of reasons why estate disputes erupt. These would include the following:
- You are the wife, husband or de facto spouse of the deceased and you have not been adequately provided for or at all under the will. You have the right to make a claim to the court asking for fair provision from the will.
- You are a child or stepchild of the deceased and you have not been adequately provided for or at all under the will. You have the right to make a claim to the court asking for fair provision from the will.
- The estate of the deceased person is smaller then you remember it being. Estate disputes commonly arise when assets disappear from an estate.
- The will maker is believed to be under the influence of an unscrupulous person, and has changed the will suddenly.
- Prior to the deceased passing away, he or she made certain promises to you which don’t appear to be in the will.
- You may have been cut out of a Will and at the time the Will was drafted, the deceased may have been incapacitated. The presence of a cognitive decline, such as dementia, can lead to estate disputes because the will has been amended or lost.
- The will is home made and doesn’t make sense.
- The executor is not meeting his or her obligations in administering an estate.
There are 10,000 lawyers in Queensland. Only 43 are specialists in wills and estates, and Bryan Mitchell is one of them. We offer a free, 10-minute phone consultation and every case receives the benefit of Bryan’s expertise.
Estate disputes are becoming more common as the size of estates increase, and due to the complexity of many family arrangements. When you want the very best advice from a friendly specialist in dealing with estate disputes, contact us for your free phone consultation.