NASH ALLEN WILLIAMS & WOTTON
Eligible persons wanting to make a Family Provision Claim in NSW have 12 months from the date of death to do so. Late applications are rarely successful.
Regardless of whether you are making a Family Provision Claim or challenging the validity of a Will, contesting a Will can be difficult and place strain on family relationships.
To prevent changes to family structures from complicating family provision claims against Wills, the NSW Succession Act 2006 limits claims against a Will to eligible persons.
Challenging the validity of a Will involves different steps to those followed for making a Family Provision Claim, so it is necessary to look at them separately.
In simple terms, estate and succession planning is a way to ensure your estate is managed and distributed efficiently–and as per your wishes–when you die or become incapacitated.