Will & Trust Disputes


Where do you turn if you have been bereaved and find that the Will comes as a shock to your expectations? Has there been a mistake? Do you feel that the deceased was pressurised into changing the Will? Or did they not really understand what they were signing?


What do you do if you are a beneficiary of a trust, or have been promised a legacy under an estate, but nothing is happening? What if you are being kept in the dark, or feel that trust money is being mismanaged?


Kate Chandler has spent over 20 years advising clients faced with difficulties of this type. The law in this area is complex, and great skill is required to diplomatically achieve the right outcome without damaging relationships, often between family members.


We tell you at the outset whether your case is worth pursuing and if the law will support you before you start something that you cannot finish. We then investigate a constructive resolution. In many cases a successful outcome can be achieved at an early stage.


We litigate only when there is no alternative, but when that is the case we quickly and efficiently handle the proceedings (always mindful of the opportunity to seek a negotiated agreement) but robustly when required.


This is an area of the law where you really need an experienced lawyer who will get straight to the real issues at stake with the minimum wastage of time and cost.


Kate is a member of the Association of Contentious Trust & Probate Specialists (ACTAPS) and is recommended by the 2014 edition of the Legal 500. Kate works closely with Wayne Perrin, Head of the Greene & Greene Probate Department.


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