Will Dispute Experts
We are not just professionals in will dispute resolution, we are also experts in dealing with our clients with compassion and empathy. You can rest assured that we will treat you as a person - not just another case file number.
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.
TEN REASONS TO TRUST 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 the 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
I found Dormers to be understanding, prepared to listen and appreciate my position. I found Dormers to be dependable and honest. My case was settled quickly and easily after a short period of negotiations. My costs seemed fair and reasonable.
I was quite distraught after my husband passed away and was not in a good mental state to deal with the issues that came from his will. My lawyer at Dormers was very gentle, respectful and helped me get a good outcome in the end. I will never forget how much they have helped me.
On behalf of my family, we wanted to say a big thank you for taking the time out to look into our case and represent us in a will dispute against my deceased father’s siblings. We had a lot of questions and Dormers was very quick to respond and maintained a high level of professionalism throughout. Job well done!
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.