No Win No Fee Guarantee
At Dormers, we believe that legal representation should be accessible to every Australian. Costs shouldn't hinder you from seeking to fight for your rights. That's why our legal services are offered on a no-win-no-fee basis.
WE WILL HELP YOU WITH...
CONTESTING A WILL &
FAMILY PROVISION CLAIMS
If you believe a will is valid but have received no or minimal provision from the estate, you may be eligible to make a family provision claim.
LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION & PROBATE
We can help you make an application for Letters of Administration or obtain a grant of Probate.
DEFENDING A WILL
If you are an executor or beneficiary of a will and have received notice that someone is contesting or challenging the will, we can help you defend it.
CHALLENGING A WILL
If you have doubts about the validity of a will, we can help you challenge it.
WHY CHOOSE DORMERS LAWYERS?
We have over 35 years of experience in top tier firms
We are experts in will dispute resolutions
We won't charge you for your initial consultation with us
We will fight for everything you are entitled to without clearing your bank
We won't charge you a thing until your case has been resolved in your favour
We will treat your case with utmost care and sensitivity
We will explain everything to you in a manner that's simple and easy to understand
We will tailor our legal services to your unique circumstances
We will make the whole experience as comfortable and stress-free as possible for you
We will not treat you as just business - you can call us even after hours
STEPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL WILL DISPUTE
Call or meet with us
You call us or meet with us, either in person or over the telephone or via Skype or Wechat to discuss the nature of your dispute or grievance and we tell you whether you have grounds to contest or challenge the will or otherwise bring a claim against the deceased’s estate.
If we think there are grounds for you to challenge the will or otherwise bring a claim against the deceased’s estate, we will arrange an appointment to meet with you to obtain more details regarding your claim at our offices.
Best way forward
We will identify and then assess the size and nature of the deceased’s estate (and any competing claims) and then consider the best way to resolve your wills dispute.
We will prepare the necessary court documents including the necessary evidence confirming your relationship with the deceased, your financial circumstances and current and future needs and then file the relevant court documents on your behalf to formally commence legal proceedings.
We will conduct your case in Court in a way which ensures that the dispute is finalised as quickly as possible and a minimum of costs and fuss. In this area, it is generally compulsory for all matters to go to mediation before significant legal costs are incurred which we think is a really good thing!
WHAT OUR CLIENTS HAVE TO SAY
My brothers and I were under a lot of stress regarding our father’s will. My youngest brother wasn’t mentioned in the will at all, which was a horrible situation.
Dormers assured us that we had a strong case to contest the will and sure enough they provided us with a highly successful result.
My brothers and I highly recommend Dormers and can tell you that they will treat you as a person, not as another number.
I highly recommend Dormers if you want to achieve the best possible outcome in an affordable manner. The team are strong and hard-working, but also very compassionate and mindful of managing your costs.
Dormers see things from both sides and are able to cut through all the clutter to determine the best path forward. I was so glad to have Dormers in my corner with all their skills and experience. They were always there for me when I needed them and were completely unflappable from start to finish.
I couldn’t have been happier with the result and would definitely recommend Dormers to others.
I have had no necessity to seek legal advice in my life until recently. There were some questions I had regarding a will.
After contacting Dormers I was relieved to find that not only did this legal firm help me with the legal aspects of my situation but were completely aware of the implications regarding my entitlements from Centrelink. This was an enormous help to me. My first experience with a legal firm has been far less daunting than I had expected, I can truly recommend Dormers. My delicate financial situation was considered and respected.
Thank you all at Dormers.
Level 8, 70 Castlereagh Street,
Sydney NSW 2000
Monday - Friday
08:30 - 17:30
"Dormers Lawyers” and “Dormers Will Dispute Lawyers” is a division of Dormer Stanhope Pty Ltd ACN 38 131 529 345. Dormer Stanhope is an incorporated legal practice in NSW. Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.