Contested Wills & Estates

Wilson Haynes Solicitors specialise in contested estates in both Queensland and New South Wales.   

If you feel that the terms of a will are unfair, are uncertain about the validity of a will, or are an executor of an estate likely to be contested, Wilson Haynes Solicitors can assist you.

In Queensland and New South Wales, a will can be generally be successfully contested if any of the following can be established:

  1. The will is “grossly unfair”;
  2. The testator (will-maker) lacked capacity at the time the will was drafted; or
  3. Undue influence; duress or fraud.

For beneficiaries considering contesting a will, it is critical that you obtain the appropriate legal advice in the very early stages, to avoid missing the strict timeframes for making a claim. It can also prevent you from agreeing to a settlement which is much lower than your true entitlement or pursuing a baseless claim.

For executors, getting the right advice early will result in the avoidance of common mistakes and possibly a claim being avoided altogether.

Contact Sean Powell now to take advantage of our 40 minute cost-free initial consultation.

Can’t make it into the office? We are flexible and can make other arrangements that suit you

Sean can be contacted on:

Direct line:          07 5536 3055 ext 3

Office line:          07 5536 3055 ext 1

Email:                  spowell@wilsonhayneslaw.com.au

Cost Free Initial Consultation

If you are interested in knowing more about how we might be able to assist you, please call
07 5536 3055 to make a cost free initial, 40 minute consultation with our Principal, Mr Jim Wilson.