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Information sheet Will disputes

TIME LIMITS FOR CONTESTING A WILL

Talk to a member of Maurice Blackburn’s Will Dispute’s team to arrange a free first consultation. If you go ahead, we will act for you on a no win, no fee* basis.

*Conditions apply

State/territory

Name of claim

Time limit

ACT

Family provision claim

12 months from the Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration

NSW

Family provision claim

12 months from the date of death (not the date of Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration)

NT

Family provision claim

12 months from the date of Grant of Administration

Queensland

Family provision claim

9 months from the date of death, unless an extension is granted by the court

SA

Family provision claim

6 months from the date of Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration

Tasmania

Testator’s family maintenance claim

3 months from the date of Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration

Victoria

Testator’s family maintenance claim

6 months from the date of Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration

WA

Inheritance claim

6 months from the date of Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration

It is very important that you do not delay in making a claim. If you are unsure how long you have to challenge a Will, please contact us today.

To arrange your first free consultation, contact us today: 1800 810 812 (business hours) mauriceblackburn.com.au


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