Will & Estate Disputes
DJ Hinton Lawyers are able to assist clients in relation to all aspects of Will and Estate disputes. If you are:-
- the executor of a Will that is being challenged, or in respect of which you have received notice of a claim against the estate;
- a spouse, partner (including same sex partner) or child of a deceased and you have been left out of a Will or believe you have not been adequately provided for by a Will;
- concerned about the capacity of the person who made a Will; or
- a beneficiary of a Will and your inheritance needs to be protected against a claim on the estate or a challenge to the Will;
we can assist you.
In all areas of disputes involving Estates and Wills you need the assistance of a lawyer with experience in this area. Our principal David Hinton has that experience and is able to advise you about the merits of your matter, and assist you to achieve the best possible outcome. We are aware that these types of disputes are often very emotional and can involve family and friends. We believe it is our job to take away as much of the emotional turmoil as possible for you, and also to remain objective at all times to ensure you are provided with accurate and realistic advice.
We are also aware that legal costs in any Estate or Will dispute can be substantial and can therefore significantly reduce the entitlement of all persons entitled to benefit from the estate. Therefore, our goal is always to fully explore the prospects of resolving any dispute without the need for Court proceedings, and we actively encourage early mediation to assist in this regard. However, if the matter cannot be resolved we will vigorously pursue or protect your interests.
We understand that because Will and Estate disputes are expensive, in many cases clients cannot afford to fund the cost of such disputes. Therefore, we are prepared to consider deferring payment of our fees and outlays until the conclusion of your matter, and in appropriate cases we are prepared to conduct your matter on a no win no fee basis. If you are an executor of a Will, or you wish to make a claim against an Estate or challenge the validity of a Will, or if you are a beneficiary of a Will under challenge, please contact our office to arrange an initial free, no obligation consultation.
There are time limits that apply to Estate disputes and Will challenges so if you have any doubt about your rights in relation to a Will or an Estate you should contact us to arrange an appointment so you can receive proper advice on your rights. If you do not act promptly to seek our help you may lose your rights or your inheritance.