How do I contest a will?

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You may contest a will if you believe that it does not reflect the true intentions of the deceased or if you believe that it is not legally valid. 

To contest a will, you will need to initiate legal proceedings in the Supreme Court of Victoria. 

It is recommended that you seek legal advice from a law firm experienced in will disputes to understand your legal rights and options. Your lawyer can also assess the evidence available and help you build a strong case to support your claim. 

It is important to note that there are strict time limits for contesting a will, so it is essential to act quickly if you believe you have grounds for a challenge. 

Ultimately, contesting a will can be a complex and emotionally challenging process, but with the right legal support, you can protect your interests and ensure that the deceased’s wishes are respected. 

Geelong Legal can provide advice and representation for contesting a will. Our Geelong probate lawyers can advise on the validity of the will, explore potential grounds for contestation, negotiate with other parties involved, and represent clients in court proceedings if necessary. 

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