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VIC Contesting a Will - Who Attends Mediation?

Discussion in 'Wills and Estate Planning Law Forum' started by john3125, 15 March 2016.

  1. john3125

    john3125 Active Member

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    Probate has been granted, and the estate lawyer has become aware that there is going to be a contest to the Will. The person contesting a will is the spouse at the time of the deceased person. The spouse is in his 60's. They were married for 30 years. The deceased made a will leaving everything to 2 beneficiaries, the children. The partner, after finding out his partner was terminally ill, decided to purchase his own property, and shares in their name solely. The estate was in the sole name of the deceased.

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    The spouse is contesting the will. What are their chances? His residents is fully paid off and has $80000 in shares.

    Who attends mediation? Both beneficiaries? And if so, how are they notified of mediation and does the executor of will attend and will be the one to let the beneficiaries know what the outcome is?
     
  2. winston wolf

    winston wolf Well-Known Member

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    His chances of success depend on a lot of things like the size of the estate, the beneficiaries financial situation, his health, etc, etc.

    The executor attends mediation.

    You may need to do affidavits to show your position. Other than that, expect to be a spectator.
     

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