A recent case in the NSW Supreme Court has highlighted both the problems and entitlements which take place in many Wills cases. Read more about the case in this Sydney Morning Herald article.
Often spouses, children or even grandchildren can feel hurt or upset because they feel that an adequate provision was not made for them in the Will.
This applies particularly to either “black sheep” children who are left out of a Will, or to family members who have given up many years of their time to care for elderly parents.
It is essential to see an experienced lawyer to advise you as to your entitlements in such cases.
Our senior lawyer, Greg Martin, says:
Remember, the law does not provide a reward for good behaviour, nor a punishment for bad behaviour. The law looks at whether or not a person is entitled to make a claim and whether or not adequate provision has been made for them from the estate in the circumstances. Conduct may be a factor, but it is only one factor amongst many, including special needs of any one party.
Call Martin Bullock Lawyers on 02 9687 9322 for expert advice on Wills and Estates law.