Hentys Lawyers Are Victoria’s Experts in Challenging a Will

Unless there are legitimate reasons, Victorian courts are unlikely to change a valid Will. Challenging a Will in Victoria is therefore only possible under certain circumstances.

With many years experience in the sector, the lawyers at Hentys have handled several will dispute cases and are best placed to assist you in challenging a Will. If you are considering challenging a Will the following information may be of use to you.


At Hentys, we understand that the death of someone close to you is a testing time, and challenging their Will can make things even more difficult. However that should not stop you from pursuing what’s fair. We’re here to help you get what you are entitled to from an estate.

We are committed to the interests of our clients and we will guide and represent you throughout the entire process. The team at Hentys has worked on numerous contested Estate cases and as such, we know how to offer adequate advice and support at all times.

  • We are committed to providing complete and accurate advice at all times
  • We will answer all of your questions promptly and in plain english
  • We will keep you informed of your options and progress throughout your case


In Victoria there are strict time restrictions for challenging a will. If you feel that you have been treated unfairly, it’s important to act quickly as Estate funds can sometimes be sold, transferred or spent and you may end up having no assets or funds to claim upon.

If you believe you have been inadequately provided for in a will, your first step is to contact the team at Hentys Lawyers today. During your free initial consultation, we will talk you through the entire process and if you choose to engage with our Melbourne based team, we will ensure that you are feeling comfortable and informed from beginning to end of your case.

First, we will determine whether you are eligible to make a claim, and ensure that the application is made within the imposed time limits. We will also help determine whether the basic conditions have been met to proceed with your case. Once we have determined this, we can then launch proceedings.

For more information, see our Challenging a Will FAQs.

It’s been a long road and it will be great to have closure on this matter after 4+ years.

I would like to thank you and the team at Hentys for their hard work, professionalism, dedication and endeavour. Without your support in this matter we would never have been able to reach this positive outcome. And mum would never have seen a red cent from her mum’s estate.

The family is very grateful to all involved – David Fodor


Our Simple 4 Step Process

1 Review Your Claim
The most important step is to determine if you have a reasonable claim

1 Assess Your Case
We estimate the size of your claim and for our legal costs, not including disbursements

1 Commence Proceedings
We’re with you every step of the way, managing the entire process on your behalf

1 Settle Your Case
We apply our knowledge and expertise to reach the settlement you are entitled to