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NSW Cared for Now Deceased Father - Claim on Will?

Discussion in 'Wills and Estate Planning Law Forum' started by jessiesgirl, 9 May 2016.

  1. jessiesgirl

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    We have just lost our dad. Within two days of his passing, we were told by our oldest sister she was contesting a will. In that discussion, all other beneficiaries had declared their intentions of not contesting.

    On reflection and the fact that I am just annoyed, I was wondering if anyone has ever cared for their parent until their passing, given up their life, job, financial earning capacity, almost lost their marriage/relationship and then successfully sued the estate for that loss during that period. We cared for dad 24/7, three days on, three days off and we did not receive the carer's pension. Another of my sister's co-cared for our father with me and I would hate for us to be able to make a claim on his will and not do so.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Tim W

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    What is it about the will that she thinks is contestable?
     
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    She got a quarter share of the home, another sister received a block of land as well. I received a boundary adjustment (I have to pay all costs) and the other sister received a block of land (she has to pay all costs). She believes she's not fairly provided for and that dad owed her money.
     
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