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The death of a loved one can be an incredibly difficult time which can be made even more difficult if you have been left out or another family member has wrongfully influenced the deceased to inherit more than they deserve. If this is the case, our senior panel of will solicitors can take a look at your situation and guide you through the process of contesting a will.

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Grounds for contesting a will

There may be a number of reasons why you would want to challenge a will, however, simply being unhappy about the way things turned out may not be enough.

According to the law, there are a number grounds for contesting a will which includes:

  • lack of testamentary capacity claim
  • undue influence claim
  • lack of knowledge and approval
  • breach of trust claim
  • Wills Act

Lack of testamentary capacity claims


Undue influence claims



Lack of knowledge and approval


Wills Act


Forgery and fraud


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