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QLD Contesting a Will - Can Daughter Contest Estranged Parents Wills?

Discussion in 'Wills and Estate Planning Law Forum' started by Michael Bruynesteyn, 3 April 2015.

  1. Michael Bruynesteyn

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    Can my wife contest her parents' wills when they die? She is estranged from them due to sexual abuse and mistreatment, but is worried she will be disinherited and wants to know about contesting a will. She feels she deserves some of their money after the way they treated her.
     
  2. Sophea

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    Hi Michael,

    As a child of a deceased person your wife would technically have grounds to bring a family provision application to receive an inheritance if she is not awarded one in her parents will. Whether or not it will be successful depends on many different factors. You can read more about it here. Family Provision Claims - Contesting a Will? [QLD] - LawAnswers.com.au Blog
     
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