Contesting Will Lawyers Sydney: Best Solicitors for Will Disputes and Litigation

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When a loved one’s will is contested, the emotional and legal challenges can be overwhelming. At Johnsons Law Group, our experienced Contesting Will Lawyers in Sydney are dedicated to guiding you through this difficult time. Our services include:

  • Will Dispute Resolution
  • Inheritance Claims
  • Executor Representation
  • Family Provision Claims
  • Mediation Services

We understand the complexities of will contests and are committed to achieving a resolution that honours your loved one’s intentions and protects your rights. Let us help you navigate the legal intricacies with compassion and expertise.

Ready to challenge a will? Call 02 9600 7277 or visit our Contact Us page to get started with a consultation today.

Sydney’s Premier Contesting Will Lawyers: What We Provide

At Johnsons Law Group, we specialise in providing comprehensive legal services to address every aspect of contesting wills. Our team in Sydney is equipped to handle cases with precision and sensitivity.

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Will Dispute Resolution

Our will dispute resolution service focuses on resolving conflicts that arise when the validity of a will is questioned. We use negotiation, mediation and, when necessary, litigation to ensure that our client’s rights are protected and the true intentions of the deceased are honoured.

Inheritance Claims

We assist clients with inheritance claims, ensuring they receive their rightful share under the law. Whether you’ve been left out of a will or believe the distribution is unfair, our lawyers will guide you through the legal process to secure your inheritance.

Executor Representation

Our executor representation service supports executors in administering estates accurately and efficiently. From legal advice on fulfilling your duties to defending against claims made against the estate, we provide the guidance needed to manage complex responsibilities.

Family Provision Claims

We handle family provision claims with empathy and expertise. If you’ve been inadequately provided for in a will, our lawyers can help you file a claim to receive fair support from the estate by considering your needs and relationship with the deceased.

Mediation Services

Our mediation services offer a less confrontational approach to settling will disputes. Facilitated by our skilled mediators, parties can find common ground and reach amicable agreements that respect the interests of all involved, potentially saving time, money and relationships.

Reasons to Contest a Will

Contesting a will is a significant step taken when there are doubts about its validity or fairness. Various circumstances may prompt individuals to challenge a will, especially if they believe their legal or personal rights have been compromised.

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Lack of Testamentary Capacity

The will may be contested if there is evidence that the testator did not have the mental capacity to understand the extent of their estate or the effects of their will at the time it was executed.

Undue Influence or Coercion

A will can be challenged if it is believed that the testator was unduly influenced or coerced into making decisions that they would not have made of their own free will.

Improper Execution

A will must adhere to specific legal formalities. If these are not met, such as lacking necessary signatures or witnesses, the will can be declared invalid.

Fraud or Forgery

Contesting a will on the grounds of fraud or forgery involves proving that the will was tampered with or the testator was deceived into signing.


A will may be contested if there is a newer will that revokes the previous one, or if there is evidence that the testator intended to revoke it by destruction.

Exclusion or Insufficient Provision

Family members or dependents may contest a will if they are unjustly excluded or not adequately provided for, especially in jurisdictions with family provision laws.

What Can Make a Will Invalid

A will’s validity is foundational to the proper execution of the deceased’s wishes. Legal standards must be met to ensure that the document reflects the genuine intentions of the testator without external pressures or legal shortcomings. Here are factors that can render a will invalid:

  • Non-Compliance with Legal Formalities: Most regions require the will to be written, signed and witnessed according to local laws. Failure to meet these criteria can invalidate the will.
  • Lack of Testamentary Capacity: The testator must be of sound mind, understanding the nature of the will-making process, the value of the estate and the consequences of their decisions.
  • Undue Influence or Coercion: The will is invalid if the testator was pressured or manipulated into making decisions that did not reflect their true intentions.
  • Fraudulent Circumstances: This includes situations where the testator was misled about the nature of the document or the contents were altered without their knowledge.
  • Revocation: A previously made will can become invalid if the testator intentionally destroyed it or legally executed a newer document that explicitly revokes the older version.

Why Trust Our Contesting Will Lawyers in Sydney for Your Legal Needs

Choosing the right legal representation is crucial when contesting a will. At Johnsons Law Group, our Contesting Will Lawyers in Sydney combine expertise, compassion and dedication to ensure that your legal rights are upheld and your loved one’s intentions are respected.

  • Experienced Specialists: Our team consists exclusively of lawyers who specialise in will contests, ensuring expert guidance tailored to this complex field.
  • High Success Rate: We have a proven track record of success in challenging and defending wills, which speaks volumes about our capability and strategic approach.
  • Client-Centred Service: We prioritise our client’s needs and emotions during the stressful process of contesting a will, as we provide support and clear communication throughout.
  • Local Knowledge: Our deep understanding of Sydney’s legal landscape allows us to navigate efficiently through local laws and court procedures.
  • No Win, No Fee Structure: To ease the financial burden, we offer a ‘no win, no fee’ structure, which reflects our confidence in our ability to serve you successfully.
  • Comprehensive Support: From initial consultation to final resolution, we manage all aspects of the case, allowing you to focus on personal healing and recovery.

Consult Our Contesting Will Lawyers in Sydney Today

Don’t navigate this challenging time alone. Reach out to Johnsons Law Group and let our skilled Contesting Will Lawyers in Sydney help you. Call us now at 02 9600 7277 or visit our Contact Us page.