Services: Disputes

I am concerned about my children’s best interests

Dealing with Family Conflict

If you’re thinking about disputing the asset distribution in a Will, you’re not alone. You’re probably not crazy, unreasonable or a troublemaker either.

This is not an easy decision to make. You should take time to investigate your options by talking to a neutral lawyer who will help clarify them for you. It will put you in a position where you will be able to make an informed decision that is right for you. We refuse to accept a case that is without merit. Therefore, call us to discuss your situation.

We will sit down with you for as long as you need, and will give you careful advice. Remember, this is an emotional time.

What might happen if you do not pursue your options? Chances are that one day you will wonder what you might have done. Your resentment of the other people involved in the dispute will probably linger and your family might become fractured and estranged. Learn what your options are before it is too late – it isn’t worth the anguish of regret.

There are several ways we can help you, including filing a claim under the Wills Variation Act (only spouses and children may apply) and representing your interests through litigation and mediation. Ask yourself these questions if you’re considering disputing a Will, or if you’ve been disinherited:

  • What is the size of the estate? Is it reasonable based on your knowledge?
  • How many siblings do you have? What has been left to them in the Will? What were they given by the family in the past?
  • Was the deceased in a second marriage?
  • What type of need do you have for more assets? Are you well-off? Are you thinking of your children and planning to pay for their college tuition?
  • What kind of relationship did you have with the deceased? Was it warm, detached or otherwise?

Think about your answers to these questions and call us to discuss your options.

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