Trusted Legal Advice in Estate Disputes on the Sunshine Coast
Argon Law is your trusted partner in navigating estate disputes on the Sunshine Coast. Our experienced team of lawyers can provide guidance concerning your legal rights and responsibilities throughout the estate dispute resolution process.
How do Estate Disputes Occur?
Estate disputes commonly arise when individuals assert that they have been treated unfairly in a will or under the rules applicable when there is no will. These conflicts may also stem from questions regarding the proper execution of a will, its interpretation, the testator's understanding of the document they signed, and even suspicions of undue influence.
Can Estate Disputes Result in Court Action?
In many estate dispute cases on the Sunshine Coast, negotiations can lead to amicable resolutions, sparing you the time and expense of court action. Our dedicated team excels in mediation conferences, where sensible settlements are frequently achieved, allowing you to move forward with your life while protecting your rights and interests.
However, Estate Disputes can escalate through to court action. In instances where court proceedings are initiated, our skilled litigation and dispute resolution solicitors will be with you every step of the way and ensure timely action within the relevant time limits.
How Can Argon Law Assist with Your Estate Dispute?
Are you facing an estate dispute? Argon Law is here to provide expert guidance tailored to your unique circumstances. We have over 10 years of experience in navigating estate disputes, helping our clients across the Sunshine Coast understand their legal rights and responsibilities. Our experienced litigation and dispute resolution solicitors will support you through each phase of this process and work to ensure the best possible outcome for your case.
If you have questions or concerns about an estate dispute and would like a case review, please click on the button below for your complimentary 15-minute introductory call with one of our solicitors. We will then contact you for an initial discussion, to help us understand the nature of your case and offer a clear plan to move forward.
Disputes about deceased estates most commonly arise when someone claims they have been unfairly treated by a will or under the rules that apply when there is no will. They can also arise due to questions about whether a will was correctly executed, how the will should be interpreted, whether the will maker actually understood the document they signed and even whether undue influence was brought to bear upon the will maker to sign the will. We can provide you with advice about your rights and obligations and the process involved in any estate dispute. Resolutions can often be reached by negotiation, without any need for court action. Even once court proceedings are commenced the process often requires the parties to attend a mediation conference and sensible settlements are usually reached at this stage. Our experienced lawyers can assist you through every stage of the process to ensure that your rights are protected and that the relevant time limits do not expire before you act
Family Provision Applications
When a claim is made by someone for adequate provision from an estate, this is called a Family Provision Application. Such applications can be made by spouses and by children of the deceased and even by others who were dependant on the deceased in certain limited circumstances. There does not even need to be a will for such a claim to be made.
Challenges to validity of Wills
If you have concerns about a Will's legitimacy, our experienced team is here to guide you through the process and protect your interests. This can include undue influence, lack of capacity, improper execution of the Will and more. Your peace of mind is our priority.
For those left out of a will
If you feel that you have been unfairly left out of a will or that you should have received a larger inheritance from the estate, even if you are an executor, it is imperative that you seek advice immediately because you rights may well expire if you hesitate.
As an executor of a will, you may not just have an obligation to apply for a grant of probate, but also to defend one of the claims described above. It is important that you understand when the key time limits expire and what your obligations are to uphold the will and to advise other parties when a claim is made.
When someone passes away, it is not uncommon for the will of the deceased to be contested. If you are one of the listed beneficiaries in the will, any determinations that alter the distribution of the estate can have an impact on what you were previously set to be provided with.