I know that the deceased person wanted me to receive something from their Estate. The Will apparently does not provide for this. Is there anything I can do to challenge the Will?
A: There are various ways to challenge the validity of a Will. It may not have been properly executed (there are strict rules about that) or the deceased may have suffered undue influence, duress or lack of mental capacity prior to making a Will. You can also challenge the Will if you were financially dependent upon the deceased. The ACTAPS protocol sets out the method for investigating this. You will also be well advised to speak to a specialist solicitor with experience of such cases who may be able to negotiate a suitable settlement for you.