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Wills and Estates is a complex area of the Law. It’s also an area that people often find difficult to talk about, and don’t know where to turn to for advice.

If someone close to you has recently passed away and you have found yourself left out of the will, it can be difficult to know what to do next. In this emotional time, contesting the will may be the last thing on your mind, but it’s important to be aware that there are strict time limits for contesting a will in Victoria. If you decide to make a claim on an estate, you have to act quickly.

The first step in deciding whether or not to contest a will, is to research the process and talk to a lawyer about your eligibility and likelihood of success. The team at Hentys Lawyers is here to answer any questions that you have and we provide free initial advice, with no-obligation to proceed with your case.

If you want to find out more before getting in touch with us, the FAQs below are an excellent starting point.

Making a Will FAQs

For more information about Making a Will, see the following articles:

Probate & Estate Administration FAQs

For more information about Probate and Estate Administration, see the following articles:

Contesting a Will & Challenging a Will FAQs

For more information about Contesting or Challenging a Will, see the following articles:

Estate Lawyers & Inheritance Lawyers FAQs

For more information about Estate Lawyers and Inheritance Lawyers, see the following articles:

Will Disputes & Estate Disputes FAQs

For more information about Will Disputes and Estate Disputes, see the following articles:

Defending a Will FAQs

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